Have been to a few KOA's on my trips, as well as other campgrounds, and have to say that this one is in my top 10. We arrived around 7:15pm and they were as friendly as if they had just opened, rather than being in the last hour before closing. We got a tent site with electric, which was a bit more expensive than I usually pay for such. Upon seeing the site, I immediately understood why--it is extremely nice and well done. They have a "tent village", which is composed of 6 sites in a circle, divided by wooden fences into wedge shapes. There is a light for the site (a big plus), site is flat and grassy, has a grill, also a picnic table on a cement slab, plus a countertop area with a cupboard underneath. Very, very nice. We heard coyotes and lots of birds, but otherwise a very quiet place once it was bedtime. Tip: sites TV2, 3 and 4 are the best of the 6. Also, make sure you do not leave ANYTHING on the table overnight--lucky for us, we left just an empty box and the sleeve for our tent poles there and they were undisturbed in the morning, despite hearing some animal just outside the tent pawing around it and making odd noises right as we were going to sleep! Will recommend to anyone visiting the area!!!!
- 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