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Carlsbad RV Park and Campground

Carlsbad, New Mexico


4301 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
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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+ Only 55+ Only 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
  • Public Phone Public 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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229 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

It was a decent campground considering the location. The bad - the campground is not pretty - just gravel and a few trees. Lots of full timers. This is one of those campgrounds where the pull through sites hold two RV's nose to tail. The good - the full timers are simply workers. Despite the worn appearance of their RV's, they are residents, this is their home, and they make for nice neighbors. the campground is clean and well maintained. It's right next to the highway but it's very quiet. In summary, it's not a resort. If you are an itinerant worker, it's a nice place to stay. For tourists, it's a fantastic overnight place (not sure why you'd stay for more than one day) We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We stayed just to see Carlsbad Caverns, which is only about 30 minutes away. Other than that, not sure what's there to see here.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

The rate reflects the FHU rate. The 1st 2 nights we were in an E/W site that was the closest to the highway. There's lots of truck traffic and earplugs were required. The staff were very nice and helped us find a site for an extra night because we scored Carlsbad tour tickets. The bathroom and showers were ok but dingy. There seemed to be mold in the men's. Sites were level and quite roomy. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Living Desert SP. This RV park is 30 minutes from Carlsbad NP.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 5 nights to be able to get familiar with the area. Restrooms are older and could use a touch up. Park is home to oil workers who start going to work around 4am. Staff is friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to see the bat flight at Carlsbad Caverns. About an hour to Roswell.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly staff and guided me to our site. Trees with decent space between sites. Cable and WiFi worked fine but we were near office. Bathrooms need remodel but were reasonably clean and had hot water. Would stay here again if in area or visiting Carlsbad NP. Tent camping is by front entrance by main highway with some road noise at night. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This park is undergoing some renovation. In general the park is well maintained and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. The pull through that we were in was one of those really long ones that you shared with another. Meaning we actually backed in and our back was only a few feet away from the other trailer/motor home' s front. While that is not our preference ever, the sites otherwise were generous in size. Each site had a picnic table and some a stone patio. Utilities were in great working order and the long sites like we were in had two sewer connections (mid and back locations) and the electric was at the back. The water connection required a pressure regulator as the pressure at the connection was about 80 psi. All roads and sites are easily traveled and were large size gravel. The park has an indoor pool, gathering room, and small store; none of which we actually used. There are several nice dog runs located throughout the park. If you were placed close to the front of the park, you might experience road noise, but we were located at the back of the park and had no noticeable noise. There appears to be a large number of "permanent" trailers, occupied by local workers and/or families. We have stayed here before and would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G-4A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is conveniently located on National Parks Hwy. just a couple of miles south of town where you will find diesel, groceries, and restaurants. Carlsbad Caverns is located nearby.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

What you'd expect from a well run desert campground. The misses were the wi-fi (plenty of signal but intermittent connection to the Internet) & inadequate air conditioning in the combined game room/laundry. Our site was an extra long pull-thru set up as two "back-ins" (A & B). Effectively a pull-thru if you book the A site and show up before the B folks. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
G
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book ahead for a ranger guided caving tour at Caverns Natl. Park. Early morning hikes in Guadalupe Natl. Park are doable in summer, remember they're on Texas time so set out an hour earlier from Carlsbad.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Showed up without a reservation in early May and they were ready to turn us away until they noticed our rig and had 1 site available - back in, 30 amp, so we took it. Park in undergoing renovations for more sites, otherwise is very full, mostly long term folk. Some areas are thickly populated, shared utility poles not leaving much room for opposing slides never mind awnings before you're touching the next rig. There are some spacious sites in the back edge, some are used as doubles though. Our back-in was gravel and while it backed to the highway, was a far enough distance away to cut down on road noise. We just wanted a quick one night stay so we didn't check other bath or laundry. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Because of the booming local oil industry business, the local parks are able to stay mostly full with long time residents while maintaining a limited number of spots for visitors at an elevated nightly rate. I doubt this park will have space in the summer - book ahead. We shared a pull thru space which meant we backed out when we left. Location was quiet. Reasonable place to take the dog, good power and close enough to Carlsbad Caverns. If only staying for the Caverns, might consider staying in Whites City instead. It would save you a drive if visiting later in the year when the bats are flying. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A long term resident cautioned me to stay off US 285 south of Carlsbad due to the number of accidents. We had approached via SR 128 and were surprised by the number of heavy vehicles we encountered supporting the drilling work. While many people see the bats leaving the Caverns, you should get up early to watch the bats re-enter the caverns - you will never forget the sounds of their wings vibrating as they dive into the opening.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Old KOA. The indoor pool was nice and location is good. It is clean with mostly long term RVs. There was road noise. Staff was very nice. It's like most the RV parks in the area, gravel, sunny and not very pretty. Our wifi was great but we were right next to antenna. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C row
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Sitti g Bull Falls. It's a little drive but worth it.

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Review Count: 174
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Good solid campground close just outside of the town of Carlbad and close to the Caverns. As others have mentioned this part has many full time workers and just a few transient sites. Strongly recommend you make reservations a few weeks in advance regardless of the time of year - especially if you are a big rig as sites are limited. Transient sites are back to back so it is possible you will be staring at the rear end of another coach. But since we were here to see the Caverns, we didn't care. Pricey for what you get but it is a supply and demand issue here. We will stay here again in our Big Rig motorhome. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

The campsite has a very level gravel lot, plenty long enough for the trailer and car, and the interior roads are gravel, easy to navigate except for the speed bumps. We had an end spot and had two patios and a picnic table. Some sites are tandem, which makes it a back in if the there is a "neighbor", but there are plenty of drive through spots. The indoor pool is closed indefinitely. The bathrooms are clean but are really old and are in desperate need of an update. There is a huge community room with arcade games, pool table, small kitchenette, TV, and couch. All are pretty old and dated and need a remodel. It is very quiet. I think it's a bit pricey considering the quality, however, location, location, location, as it's near Carlsbad Caverns. Also, the staff was very accommodating as we arrived well before check-in and they let us get in our site. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Yellow Brix Restaurant in Carlsbad. Wonderful service and excellent food for the price.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night and found people friendly and helpful. There was a small dog run. Our pull through was a double, meaning you either had to pull in and back out or visa versa. It was a little tight driving through but navigable. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

All gravel sites & roads with a concrete paver patio and a picnic table. Full hookups including cable TV & Wi-fi. Cable had fair reception. They offer a heated indoor pool but it was not open during our stay. A quiet park at night. 28 miles to Carlsbad Caverns which is a must visit. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are long, with two in a row, but plenty of room for our 40' with tow. It was nice when we got there that the other party wasn't there, as they were behind us and we would have had to back in. As it was, we could just pull through to our spot. They were nice level spots, little picnic table. No division between sites, so little privacy, but your picnic table was not next to any other picnic tables. There were two dog parks on each end of the park, which was nice to let your dog off leash. Place was clean, quiet and nice staff. We had decent wifi. Easy in and out, and level sites. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Thought the Carlsbad Caverns was close, but my gps brought up Carlsbad Caverns National Headquarters. The park itself was 30 minutes away.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here after visiting Carlsbad Caverns. Just a short drive from the National Park with easy access. Roads and sites are gravel and level. Older park but well maintained. Very quiet at night with little road noise. But...some of the residents are workers who leave a 5am in their large trucks. Friendly staff made for a welcoming atmosphere. Would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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