Carlsbad, New Mexico

Pecos River RV Park & Store

Carlsbad, New Mexico



Carlsbad, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 887-9835

Sites: 18
Recent Rate: $39 5/2015

Latitude: 32.4181893824217
Longitude: -104.222810268402

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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13 Reviews

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jespence

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We called while on the road, the man who answered was quite accommodating. This park is DIFFICULT to get into especially with a 30 ft RV and towing a car. I did explain size to the man on the phone. It is not a bad sight by the river but there are obviously other RV's there that are permanent or long term people because their RV's are in questionable condition. They offer no discounts even though we are with AAA, Good Sam. Coast to Coast etc. We could not hook up to sewer because we had to pull too far ahead in order to fit in slot without unhooking car but we were only there for the night so no big deal. I went into store to buy hamburger buns and every package was moldy but one. Eeeewwwwww. This might have been ok for a quick overnight to see the Caverns but will not go back. Also is very close to high traffic area and noisy traffic all night long! We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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LifeRidingShotgun

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $28.00
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A tiny, tight RV park located within two blocks of downtown Carlsbad. There are large pecan trees on the property, nice to pick but sounded like hail hitting the roof. There is a nice walkway along the river just outside the park. The owner has a few houses on the property where various family members live and they watch every move being made in the park. The owner says he's an electrician, but we had electrical issues the entire time, this place can't handle 50amp even if they swear they can. When we arrived, there was a 30amp converter plugged in and the owner took it and said the previous tenants had borrowed it, but we wouldn't need it. At 50amp, we kept tripping the breakers, having power surges, and losing power. We finally hooked up our 30amp converter and didn't have any more issues. The owner swore it was us and that our surge protector wasn't working properly, that they "go bad". We had to replace our RV tires while there and the owner referred us to a local tire shop, who came out and did everything at a fair price at our site. It was hard to sleep at night with the trains and the trucks going over the train tracks sounding like a crash every time. Carlsbad is crawling with oil workers and most of the park tenants are oil workers who depart in their loud diesels at 5am. The main office also is a store, that opens really early and must be a local favorite because it gets really busy and loud at 5am. We stayed here for one week and were so ready to leave. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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pearlyvereen

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $39.00
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This place is a dump. It's actually an old trailer park behind a convenience store. The street noise was loud, and the published pictures were not representative. The neighborhood worried us so we just locked our doors and waited for morning so we could leave. Very overpriced. Driving in and out with our 34' motorhome and toad was a real challenge. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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Bill In Florida

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
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A very old campground. Poorly maintained. 50 amp service but no circuit breaker. The electrical receptacle actually had old fashioned fuses. Large, half-dead pecan trees overhung the camp sites. I asked the owner who would be responsible if a large limb fell on a camper and he said that would be considered an act of God which means he would not be responsible even though he knew the trees were half dead. No thanks-we will stay elsewhere the next time we stay in Carlsbad. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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SilverBear

Review Count: 228
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $27.00
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Pecos River RV Park & Store is located on the Pecos River in Carlsbad, NM, on Greene Street. Access is a little tricky because the highway going past the park in under construction and the bridge very near the park is being re-enforced so one lane is closed during the day just before the entrance to the park. The easiest access is through the drive directly behind the store and it takes you into a small but neat campground with full hookups and level gravel sites with wood picket fences separating the sites. There is a Pecos River Walk easily accessible from the park and it's lighted at night with paved walkways. The park owner is a great guy who goes out of his way to make you feel at ease and he takes immediate action if there is a problem with the site or hookups. This is a good place to stay over for a night or two, or the long term, depending on your needs, and it's close to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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Luvtheroad

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $33.00
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Park management is very friendly and helpful. There are only 2 pull through sites in this very small park (it looks like they might count the driveway as a third one). The one shower was "closed for repairs". Supposedly there was one bathroom, but in order to get to it you'd have to walk through what looks like a mini-junkyard next to a house, so I can't comment on the condition. The park borders the Pecos River and was easily accessible to a lovely paved riverwalk that went in both directions on the river: very nice for walking or bicycling. There was a nice public beach and park that was within walking distance. The pull-through's are in the front of the park so there is an awful lot of truck and motorcycle noise and the train tracks are across the river, so you hear them, too. Most of the park seems to be permanent residents, but they are quiet and well-maintained. Park is convenient to Wal-Mart, other grocery stores and restaurants. No pool or laundry. Free Wi-Fi worked pretty well and the cable TV was limited but worked well. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ms.Griz

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $33.00
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This park was a major disappointment. We are in a 45ft coach and had made reservations two weeks in advance. Upon our arrival there were only two open sites. One under a large tree with electric but no sewer; the other in the driveway immediately next to it. The spacing was so tight that we weren't certain we would even fit. With careful maneuvering we managed. Our spot was the one under the tree and less than 75ft from the highway. The traffic was heavy, and we spent a very noisy night. All of the other spots looked as though they were filled by full-time residents. To access the riverwalk you had to take the stairs next to the highway bridge. There was a man and his dog living under the bridge. We had originally planned to stay two nights but left immediately in the morning. We won't go to the Pecos River Park again. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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gene a

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $30.00
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Good cable & Wi-Fi. Very friendly & helpful owners. Nice place at river walk behind park to walk pets. Mostly long term renters. Call ahead. If you pull a toad, plan on un-hooking to leave park, even with a pull-thru. The biggest down to this otherwise very nice park is the road noise. It starts early, before 5 AM, and it seems every pickup truck in Carlsbad has to have loud tailpipes. Even given that, we would stay here again. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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mwallace61

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $27.00
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Nice small park in Carlsbad. Some traffic noise and some train noise. Friendly staff. Appears to be 4 sites for transient RV's with remainder taken by permanents. We would stay here again. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ramtex

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $30.00
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This is a small RV park located along the Pecos River in the city of Carlsbad. It had a number of long term campers in it during our stay. There are several back-in sites along the river and two level, gravel shaded pull-thru sites for short term stays. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Their convenience store is located adjacent to the park which is handy. The WI-FI signal and cable TV were very good. The only drawback to this park besides the limited number of spaces available for campers is that it is located along a thoroughfare through Carlsbad, and truck and car traffic are heavy 24/7. The road noise is very noticeable and bothersome(at least to us) at the pull-thru sites which are about 150 feet from the road. Noise level would probably be acceptable further into the park. This park is convenient if you are visiting or have business in Carlsbad, but we probably would not stay here again when just visiting the caverns. I would have rated this park higher if road noise had not been so loud. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Fifth Wheel.

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Cats in the Knight

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $35.00
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Wonderful small park. The new owners are great, live here, hands on with a smile. Our site backed up to the edge of the park, with only the lighted walking/bicycle path, between us and the Pecos River. The park has big shade trees, lots of grass, flat gravel parking, Wi-Fi worked great, kitty friendly, and everything worked. I would guess half the sites were long term visitors, we would have stayed longer but our site was reserved. If we find ourselves back in this area we would definitely come back. There was, unfortunately, no recycling available on the park grounds. We did find a yard with dumpsters just across the rail road tracks. They took cardboard, and plastic, but not glass. Oh yes: there are local trains across the river so there is some noise. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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NMddb

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $35.00
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We have been in the campground for awhile now and find it to be great. The new owners are truly good people and are trying as hard as they can to upgrade the camp as quickly as possible. You will not be disappointed. We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Motorhome.

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NMddb

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $25.00
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New owners just took over the park and the phone number change making it hard to find someone. The park is right on the river and centrally located in Carlsbad. It has large trees surrounding the place. The new owners have some work to do and they said the rates would go up but if you ask me it is worth it. There is not another park in the area that has that much shade and is right on the river. We enjoyed walking on the riverwalk in the afternoon. If you are looking for good size spaces and friendly faces, this is the place to stay. We will be back! We camped at Pecos River RV Park & Store in a Travel Trailer.

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