The price is the average. One night was 41.50 the other was 39.50. The higher was because it was a holiday. This is the first time in all our travels I have experienced a increase in price because of a holiday. Across the field was a cow pen/feed lot. At times we could smell them. The whole park was gravel/dirt. This park is the first one you come to coming from the south, please keep driving a little further north and you will find nicer parks for just as much money. Wish we had. We did not want to drive any further north than we had to in our motorhome to save the diesel. Wish we had.
WOW!!! We were in need of finding a place to stop for the night and were just about to just pull of to the side of the road in a pull out when we came across this place. When we pulled in and saw the view it was amazing. You are surrounded by a lava field. We arrived just as it was getting dark so we could not see much. The next morning we spend time walking the trail thru the lava field. It was such a surprise to find this in the middle of New Mexico. We wish we had time to spend the whole day looking around. We do plan on coming back. The sites are all asphalt and very nice. The park overlooks the lava field.
Campground is not much more than a parking spot right at the entrance to Carlsbad NP. That is what makes it worth while. No shade, gravel spots. There are covers over the picnic tables. Racoons are everywhere at night, especially in the garbage.
Park was nice and well maintained. The hosts were very helpful. But as with state campgrounds there are campfires. They were not to bad but we needed a place for the night and this was almost a last resort. The lighthouse on the property was neat and a historical monument and still working.
The price above is with a discount. The regular price is $25 per night. This is a great place to just park it. There are no amenities, so don't expect anything. It is in the fairgrounds and is just about a parking spot but you are backed up to redwoods right behind you. They give great shade in the afternoon. You don't have the high price of the other local rv parks, that is why I rated it so high and no campfires like public parks.
From the road the park looked nice but once we got in, it was OK. the grass needed mowing badly but they were slowly working on it with a bush hog mower. In talking with some people that were members of the park, they understood the park was having monetary problems and would possibly be closing. The back part where the shade trees are, was closed and this is where the members were suppose to be parked but they were in the open like we were. The plus to the park is there is a herd of elk that come through the park at dusk and stay the night. It was neat to have them all around. Only watch where you walk since the grass was not mowed. The store is not well stocked but if they are on the brink of closure, that could be understood. This could be a very nice place if kept up. The people were very friendly. The restrooms were closed so if you needed them, sorry. Thank goodness we are fully contained and did not. Not really sure on actual number of sites since some were closed.