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2 Manthei Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-9251
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Carlsbad
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-serve laundry
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2 Manthei Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-9251
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Diann H wrote a review Mar 2020
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The park itself is nice. Front desk and technical staff are also warm and friendly. The restrooms are average and could use an update but that isn't why I would not come back. The smell in the evening is AWFUL. At first I thought it was sewer gas but learned that it's petro/chemical related. Evidently, something is burned off in the evening. I had problems sleeping and the smell made me ill (no kidding). I cannot recommend the park for this reason, although it evidently is an issue in the entire south west area. What are we doing to our environment?!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA
Responded Jun 5, 2020
Thank you for the kind words about our park and friendly team. We're sorry for the inconvenience the smell in the area caused during your stay. We wish you safe travels!
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LizinCo wrote a review Mar 2020
Colorado59 contributions13 helpful votes
The ad says 100 pull through sites. The site for our 25 foot camper was a back in site between two cabins. It was so narrow that we couldn’t extend one slide out all the way without hitting the utility post. One cabin’s fire pit was about four feet from our camper. They also advertised WiFi. Our site was out of range. I was told to go up to the community room if I wanted WiFi, which is not a place I choose to do my banking. The pool was supposed to be open in March. It was not. I really feel that we should have been given a discounted rate if we weren’t going to get all of the promised features.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
sophie wrote a review Mar 2020
San Bernardino, California10 contributions
OMG THE BBQ. So delicious. The facilities were very well maintained and the staff is thorough and welcoming. They have a great rec room with a ton of games and activities. The decor is cool and different and
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA
Responded Jun 5, 2020
Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed the BBQ during your stay. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Mike C wrote a review Nov 2019
Oroville, California9 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here 3 nights while visiting Carlsbad Caverns which are about 50 minutes away from the Park. We opted to stay here after finding the RV parks closer to the Caverns were nothing more than parking lots with hookups. The KOA has all pull-through spaces and is well maintained with large, clean restrooms and dog run.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Thank you for choosing our location upon considering your options. We're happy to give you a spacious setting that is convenient and well cared for. We hope that you will think of us anytime you are in the Carlsbad area.
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buckeyeblazer wrote a review Oct 2019
Upper Sandusky, Ohio165 contributions52 helpful votes
Nice level sites with ample room between. A bit pricey, but normal for a KOA. Pool was open,even in mid September. A pleasant surprise, meals could be ordered and delivered to your site. Facilities were clean.
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Date of stay: September 2019
United StatesNew MexicoCarlsbad
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlsbad KOA
Which popular attractions are close to Carlsbad KOA?
Nearby attractions include Brantley Lake State Park (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carlsbad KOA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Carlsbad KOA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carlsbad KOA?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Carlsbad KOA?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Carlsbad KOA accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.