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Address: Carlsbad, NM
Phone Number: 505-457-2384
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Nice State Park

We made reservations online and we recognized our site by the picture online. The restrooms were clean and roads were smooth and well-maintained. We used this as our base as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Southlake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We made reservations online and we recognized our site by the picture online. The restrooms were clean and roads were smooth and well-maintained. We used this as our base as we explored Carlsbad sights and of course, Carlsbad Caverns. The only downside was the 45 minute drive to the Caverns.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed at site 5 in tents. We appreciated the gravel tent pad, as it provided good drainage when a thunderstorm rolled through. There were cotton-tail rabbits everywhere! We also saw several jack rabbits and road runners. Night hawks, toads and spiders were also plentiful. This campground was a great base for seeing local attractions - we visited Carlsbad Caverns... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed in site 16, we had a tent and not an RV. There is no access to the lake unless you have a boat. There is no shoreline and no swimming. If you want to swim, you have to drive out of the park and go down by the river, which has some nice spots, although you will want... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

For clarification, I am only rating the campground as it relates to RV and Trailer camping. No consideration is given for other aspects of a campground/park, such as swimming pools, clubhouses, or activities such as fishing or canoeing. Also, many campgrounds may have a variety of quality. My assessment is base on what I perceive as the best they have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Watch for snakes and you will be fine. I was bitten but that was several years ago, prior to the oldest date available for choosing.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Carlsbad Caverns and GMNP. The park was great, the kids enjoyed it (especially the playground), and the bathrooms were fantastically clean. We were towing a 21' camper and it was easy to navigate into our spot. The only bummers about the park were (a) it was a pretty long haul to get... More 

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Brantley Lake State Park is a good place to RV if you are going to Carlsbad Caverns. Farther away, but from what we saw of the other RV parks, much better. And it doesn't have the oil and gas smell that permeates the area. And it is really bad. So it was worth the extra mileage. The spots are big... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a nice park. Trails to walk. Things to see. It wasn't very crowded when we went. Loved watching the stars

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Capitola, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

After reading "What a Dump", it's hard to believe that I was at the same lake the same week! We stayed two nights and it was fine. Not drop dead gorgeous, but certainly worth a stop! There is a great (and easy) mountain bike trail all around the park and we rode all of it. Recent flooding has wiped out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was probably a nice campground before the oil rush got crazy in the Permian basin. Now? This is like camping in a refinery. The "lake" looks like its mostly fraccing fluids. The smell is awful, the flaring from numerous nearby gas wells makes the place look like Mordor and pretty much ruins the dark sky. Throw in a pretty... More 

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Address: Carlsbad, NM
Phone Number: 505-457-2384
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad

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