6.9 Good
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Carlsbad RV Park and Campground

Carlsbad, New Mexico


4301 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.36770
Longitude: -104.23478

Elevation: 3186' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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224 Reviews

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

They may have 140 sites, but only about 10 are available. The rest are oil field workers. We were forced to pay the 50 amp price when we only needed 30 amps. Fairly noisy at 5:30 in the morning with all the diesel trucks leaving for work. Don't bother staying here. There is a very nice CG right by the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has just about anything you could want at a campground, but it is overpriced for just a one night stop. After being told on the phone that they would honor the Passport America price, when we got there we were told that they hadn't been accepting it for over two years now (even though we had stayed there 9 months ago under the PA discount), and they gave us only a 10% general discount. Check in took over half an hour, neither gentleman in the store was familiar with the procedure, and we were told they would bring us a receipt later on, as they didn't know how to produce one. Never got it. As I said, there is absolutely everything here, if you are going to be here long enough to use it. But for a quick overnight, while on the road, it was quite overpriced. I only rated it an 8 due to the check-in process and the fact that the spaces are very close together. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a bare bones RV campground. The staff was exceptional and the best part of the park. The sites barely have gravel and only a few trees throughout. You can see that they are trying to make some improvements as some of the sites have newly placed patios at the site. If you can use a "back in" site, you might have a little grass, and, as I said, some of sites have patios,but you are still pretty much in the dirt. Its hard to rate this place. Carlsbad is a dry dusty place it self. The campground is a very dry dusty place too, and I doubt that could ever change. There are a lot of oil field workers that also stay there full time, but.did not seem to create any issues. They were in regular RV trailers, too. It was close to Carlsbad Caverns, which was our reason for being there. Would I stay again? Maybe, as I don't think there are that many choices. But it was so difficult to keep anything clean. Price reflects Good Sam, and I think for the place, it was a bit pricey, but the park was pretty full. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Carlsbad is a small desert town. Carlsbad RV Park is a little outside of town - toward the Caverns. It was perfect for us as we intended to visit Roswell 1 day (1.5 hours away) and the caverns another day. The park has no entertainment itself, but if you are in Carlsbad, you are here for a reason. Sites are large, hosts are friendly, and it was very quiet - even after the oil workers came in for the night. There is no grass to speak of so dogs cannot play well. We stayed 3 days and would do so again if we come back this way. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this park partly because of their reviews but mostly because of their location. They are situated approximately 16 miles to Carlsbad Caverns NP and a little farther (on the same road) to Guadalupe Mountains NP. It's hard to beat this location if you are sightseeing in this area. When you enter the park, you see some very small, cramped sites in the first two rows (occupied perhaps by long term guests?). But then as you drive to the back part of the park, the sites become much larger and are more spacious. We were pleasantly surprised. The office staff was pleasant and the park was clean and appeared to be well maintained. We don't travel with children so we don't look for swimming pools, miniature golf courses or McDonald's playgrounds. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Great proximity to Carlsbad Caverns. Lots of oil rig workers stay here so men's shower could have been cleaner but overall good stay for 2 days for us. Little store in office sells basic food necessities which is handy. Pretty tidy spot. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

OK park for visit to Carlsbad Caverns. Slightly south of town and about 18 miles north of the national park. Gravel double-wide somewhat shaded sites with table just long enough for our 34 foot RV. Ask if your rig is larger. Indoor pool open but we didn't use. Very friendly and informative check in and small gift shop. Free Wi-Fi. Used to be PA but dropped. Used GS discount. Bit pricey for quality but would stay again. Not much option in area. Good clean bathroom and showers with nice sized handicap shower area. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Front office was excellent with much info passed out. All the amenities of this once KOA are here and seem to work well. What is UNFORGIVABLE is the condition of the "dog run". It is a fenced in area infested with ants and more grass burrs than can be found in the next 10 counties. I would've rated this park a little higher otherwise. If you have dogs and stay here, DO NOT use the dog run! We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Good level park. No cable, but loaned a DVD at no charge. Clean pool. Park is currently very crowded due to local oil boom. Could not get Wi-Fi up and working. Good park if going to Carlsbad but a 30 mile round trip if you want to see the bats leave cave at dusk. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

I tried to post this review earlier and was not able to due to the slow internet connection at this park. Looks like you have a great connection, but there is no bandwidth. That's just the WiFi - the park itself is a dump. You are greeted by a row of old beat up trailers crammed shoulder to shoulder as you round the office after signing in. That started it off bad. The roads are dusty and tight corners are everywhere. Sure, you have good 50 amp and good cable, but ambiance? Nope. Lots of perms, which is fine, but these were up front and messy. Would not stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived without a reservation, but they got us in anyway. This was the perfect spot for our visit to Carlsbad Caverns and the Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. The park is a little tight but manageable; we are 65' total length. They have two dog walking areas where your dog can run some. The park is easy in/out next to US 62/180. The people in the office were very friendly and helpful. The sites are level gravel with shade trees that didn't interfere with satellite reception. We didn't partake of any of the facilities but they do have a nice pool there. On our next visit to Carlsbad we will stay here. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Clean park, and friendly helpful staff. The area for dogs to run was dirt/rock, with poor fencing and torn green material hanging all around. Did not use that feature. We would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Would not take passport but did not find out until we phoned in and were coming in....booked with Passport. Attitude was ...you can try elsewhere. Got there given a tent site though it was a last minute change for us. Electric and water...no sewer.. no Internet available...showers one had no head , one had no faucet door did not lock. Front and maintenance staff nice but next time will book somewhere else. 30 miles from Caverns We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Like previous reviews from others, this park is a dusty mess. You are parking on crushed/powdered gravel. Sites are very tight. We spent zero time outside due to dust from cars driving through the park. I recommend boondocking at Walmart for free. At least when you walk out of your motorhome you don't get grit in your teeth. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

I’d love to rate this park higher because the staff on check in were exceptionally helpful and friendly. There are also amenities here, as other reviewers have pointed out. But it’s basically a gravel parking lot and way overpriced, albeit within reasonable driving distance to the Caverns which is primarily what you are paying for. The gravel on the roads was so thick in a couple places that we thought we would have to use 4 wheel drive to get through it. In the area where there were trees, the spaces were very close. We had a premium treeless site which was easy to back into, level, and more spacious. We had very little problem with burrs in either of the two dog areas. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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