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2 Manthei Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-9251 See on map
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Pets Allowed
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Roomy sites. Nice folks in the office. All level gravel sites. If you are going to the caverns, this is not the closest of choices.. about a 45 min drive out there. But the best is when you get back, call the office and order...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Shazamlamb
Response from CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOAResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for camping with us this past fall, and for taking the time to share feedback from your stay. We're happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some of our delicious BBQ during your stay with us. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend. Staff is effecient and nice. We have a ‘big rig’ and found the spots to be very roomy with there is ample room for your slide outs. They offer a dinner that is fantastic that if pre odered is brought to your camping...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Chrystal C
Response from CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOAResponded November 14, 2018

So glad that you have had a wonderful time, were able to order some of the yummy smoked ribs and benefit from the well-maintained setting. We're always happy to give our guests a friendly experience that is chock full of plenty of opportunities to engage...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

I spent one night of tent camping. The facility also provided camping cabins and RV camping. The main building provided a hot BBQ stand, store, rec room and TV room. My Cell phone worked best in the tent camping area (not inside building). The location...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOAResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for tent camping with us and taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that you have enjoyed your time at Carlsbad KOA among the quiet setting and have enjoyed the camp store and rec room as well as the opportunity to...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Carlsbad KOA is an average KOA. Gravel roads and pads, full hook ups, very little shade trees, a small store, propane, laundry room, the usual stuff. It is a bit in the middle of nowhere. Its a bit of a drive to the caverns, Sitting...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Not a bad campground, but location is not ideal: it is 12 miles to town, and the Caverns are on the other side of Carlsbad (which, in fairness, we knew by looking at a map!). As always at a KOA, the staff was friendly and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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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 More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Traveler (90)
Room & Suite (17)
Pool & Beach (2)
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July 3, 2016|
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Response from Bernie C | Reviewed this property |
Ii believe dogs are not allowed in the KOA Cabins I suggest you check the policy of the KOA so you are not disappointed.. The Caverns have a free unsupervised air conditioned Kennel on the the park and it is first come first... More
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"Avoid premium tent sites with "shaded shelter" You will experience more noise and less privacy."
Oct 27, 2018
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"recommend a deluxe cabin with bathroom"
Aug 20, 2018
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"deluxe cabin was nice"
Jul 9, 2018
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"This is a RV/Tent/Cabin site... with showers, gift shop, etc."
May 12, 2018
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