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Carlsbad KOA

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Mooresville, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

In our limited RV travel experience, KOA's seem to be widely different, and this one rates as good as some of the RV resorts we've stayed at. Yes, it's kind of in the middle of nowhere (half way between Artesia and Carlsbad), and it is an hour's drive to Carlsbad Caverns, which I suspect is a destination for many here....

Thank Lisa A
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would definitely stay here again and whole-heartedly recommend it! This campground surprised us with its amenities. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Their were cute resident rabbits all over the grounds. We enjoyed walking around and visiting with other happy campers. A highlight for us was the astronomy presentation by Starman John, a Johnson-Space-Center-NASA retiree who was kind enough to share...

Thank mo_and_randy_travel
CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind, detailed review! First, we'd like to apologize for your sprinkler surprise that night - no one wants to be soaking wet! But we are glad to hear you enjoyed our grounds and some of our fun activities like the astronomy presentation, game room, pool, dog park, and all of our other amenities and facilities....

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We have stayed here twice while passing through the area. Clean bathrooms and friendly staff. it was not windy or dusty during either trip but imagine the weather could get a bit challenging. Location: Not right in town but good for exploring the area of Carlsbad and Artesia. There is a nice shady sitting spot with a water feature where...

Thank Lynn A
CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback, Lynn! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us again! Hopefully, you will choose us next time you're in the area!

United States
Reviewed 9 April 2017

From the moment we drove onto the property, we loved it here. From the grounds to all of the people who work there and even all of the guest.....it was great! We highly recommend this facility to everyone. The staff was some of the best we have met to date.....this includes all of the hotels we have stayed at too!...

Thank cindyn919
Brian S, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so glad to hear that our staff was so amazing and that you had a fantastic time during your visit. Being a full-time RVer is definitely a great adventure and we can't wait to see you again soon!

Windsor, Colorado
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Lovely maintained grounds and large pull-thru sites make this a great place to stay. Note that you are about an hour's drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Also, there really is no WIFI to speak of unless you are in the office or laundry room. However, after seeing some of the other RV parks in the region I would highly...

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Brian S, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us during your recent visit to the Carlsbad area. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time here and hope you had a chance to make the trip down to the absolutely stunning Carlsbad Caverns. We really appreciate your feedback on our wireless internet, this is definitely an area...

Oregon Coast, Oregon
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It's ok very wind and dusty.... to far out of town would not stay there again. They say they have a pool but you can't use it because of the wind and dust. The camp spot are nice size, I did not go into the bathrooms so I can't tell you if they are clean.

Thank debbie g
Brian S, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Debbie, and for staying with us during your recent visit to the Carlsbad area. Please accept our sincere apologies for the issues with such excessive dust during your stay, we can assure you that even in our desert environment this is not a regular occurrence. We do hope you...

helena, mt
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Park is very nice, large pull through, gravel pads and level. Big grassy areas between sires. Two very large, clean grassy dog runs, good fencing on those, doggy toys and people benches. The have BBQ every night that they'll deliver to your site or you can eat in the big community room or outside on nice days. Good food, a...

Thank islandgirllil
Brian S, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us during your recent visit to the area! We are so glad to hear that you were impressed with our beautiful campground just outside of Carlsbad. We definitely want your experience to be a 10 so we'll pass along your feedback regarding the wireless internet to our management team for review. We hope...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We spent 4 nights in the Carlsbad KOA and it was very nice. Here's what we liked about it: 1.This is a relatively new KOA with very nice facilities. Don't confuse this KOA with many of the other 'old' A-Frame KOAs with burned-out and decrepit facilities. This one is very modern and worth the price. BTW, there are also tent...

Thank SteamboatBob53
CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for camping with us during your recent visit to the area! We are honored by your amazing and very detailed review of your stay. We are glad that you had such a wonderful experience and that you both were able to enjoy some of our barbecue, veggies and our salmon. We hope to see you both again real...

Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We are new to Rv'ing. We planned a trip to Carlsbad and just visit and see the caverns. We booked for a spot at the KOA which is a little out of town. We were greeted by friendly and very helpful people who went out of their way to make us feel valued and cared for. The park is very...

Thank Teachsaturn
CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Welcome to the wonderful world of RVing! We are very honored to be chosen as one of your stops on your journey and are glad that you had a great stay. We are glad that our staff helped make your experiences here much easier and helped you get settled in. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. We wish...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice park in the Carlsbad area. Premium sites have concrete patios, firepit, picnic table, and swing. Gravel pads. Staff is friendly and amenities are nice. BBQ onsite, even delivered to your site. Large park with lots of sites, and not elbow to elbow. Actual spce between sites. Highly recommend this park if coming to the Carlsbad area. Even though it...

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CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and high recommendation! We're so happy that you enjoyed our premium sites, friendly staff, and our delicious barbecue. We hope to see you again real soon. Take care!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kick back with family and friends at this beautiful desert oasis built in 2000. This award-winning KOA is big rig friendly: All sites are huge 30/50-amp pull thrus with free Wi-Fi and free cable TV. The staff will spoil you as you enjoy the 2,000-square-foot community room, meals delivered to your site, a beautiful commercial laundry, outstanding restrooms, a fenced dog park and a heated pool. From this KOA in the heart of SE New Mexico, visit Carlsbad Caverns, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area, Roswell's International UFO Museum and White Sands National Monument. Check out the Robert H. Goddard rocket collection at the Roswell Museum and Art Center and the "Billy the Kid" history at the campground. A horse hotel also is available. See how this KOA is going green with the help of a wind turbine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlsbad KOA

Address: 2 Manthei Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-9251
Region: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Number of rooms: 6
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“some spots have covered picnic tables”
LynnA746, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not a hotel! They meet the needs of all those camping and/or rv'ing.”
Teachsaturn, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take a tarp to block the sun.”
Road_Family915, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The swing, fire pit and seating was nice at our premium site”
KeTeKaHa, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Park on the east side to avoid truck traffic from energy company. Smell may also not be as strong?”
shopper514, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
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