Carlsbad KOA Holiday

2 Manthei Rd
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 457-2000

Open All Year
Elevation
3,242 ft (988.1616 m)
Last Year's Rate
$47.89 to $66.89
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (RV Park)
Partial Handicap Access

Policies

Pets Welcome
Day Max Stay (28)
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (110)
Spaces Available (57)
Width (45)
Gravel Sites (57)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (57)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (57)
Pull-thru Size (45 x 75)
Site Length (75)
Fire Rings

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
57 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Restroom and Showers
Laundry
Dog Park
Pet Supplies
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Swimming
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Playground

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

ATV Riding
Fishing
Hiking
Boating
Kayaking/Canoeing
Mountain Biking

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Year-Round

Discounts

Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Carlsbad KOA Holiday
Avg Rating 4.56out of 5 stars 4.5 out of 5 stars  (9) Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Always traveling

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2020
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Facility is well kept and clean. The dog park area needs some maintenance but adequate. Not much shade. Overall a nice place to stay. A little farther than other parks in the area to Carlsbad Caverns, but the park is better. Nice staff and helpful. We would stay here again.
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Lone Star W

Reviews: 38
Helpful Reviews: 34
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2018
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This KOA is the best KOA we have been to. The sites are very wide and long, the neighbors are a fair distance away, the roads are wide and easy to navigate (very big rig friendly), the staff is very friendly and quick to offer trips about local attractions, they have an on-site BBQ take-out that delivers right to your door AND the location is excellent. The park is located about 10 miles north of Carlsbad, which was perfect for us - close enough to all the local attractions for an easy drive, but far enough to enjoy the New Mexico outdoors outside of city limits. It is about 1/2 mile off of 285, and extremely quiet. This is New Mexico, so there is lots of gravel and dust and no shady spots. However, the park has nice landscaping and offers various options with additional features, like swings, covered tables, fire pits, etc. There is a small pool and a nice playground. We did not use the laundry or restroom facilities or the wifi.
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JJD

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2018
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Nice park. If you are looking for paved interior roads, perfectly manicured lawns and being stuffed into a site like a sardine, this park is not for you. If you understand that this is in NM and water and lawn are at premium, its all good. Great dog parks. Good, stable, clean hook ups. The trees don't provide much shade but they are growing. Park staff is very friendly and helpful. I for sure recommend this RV park.
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SunStone

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: February, 2018
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We had a pull thru site, gravel, but very flat and level. I think they are all pull thrus at this campground. The bathrooms are large, spotless and very well designed. The staff was friendly and informative about local attractions. This is a very pet-friendly park with two dog runs which are cleaned out daily by the staff (unfortunately not everyone picked up after their dog even though bags and a trash can are located right by the gates). About half of the sites were filled by long term residents which is typical during the winter months. While I was in the office one of the staff turned down a reservation for a long term camper. When I asked why, she informed me that they reduce the number of long term residents during the summer months to free up more sites for the tourist/short stay campers. This campground has a take-out "restaurant" on-site. The smoke their own pork and turkey and have homemade bread pudding as one of the desserts. I had the smoked turkey dinner, the best smoked turkey I have ever had, a big piece, tender and juicy. The only down side to this campground is that it is in the middle of the New Mexico desert half way between Roswell and Carlsbad Caverns. This makes for reasonable drives to those and other local attractions, but it is not a scenic area. They have made it more attractive by planting trees between each site and the desert has its own stark beauty. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.
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RV livin and lovin

Reviews: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we've stayed at. Large pull through sites. Plenty of space between sites. Great views. Nice amenities. Very private facility but near plenty of attractions. Wifi is not very strong. We never could get it working the entire week. Love the dog parks. Staff was very friendly and helpful. That said they messed up our reservations. We did not get the site we reserved and they did not charge us correctly. Took a lot of time to sort out. Very clean campground and restrooms. They cook barbecue daily that is very tasty. We would definitely stay here again. Just remember this is a desert setting. The area has lots of thistle like things that get everywhere outside. Definitely lay out area mats under awning.
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TwoTexasTravelers

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: February, 2017
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very clean campground and facilities. Good location for traveling to local sites.
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Paul T

Reviews: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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This campground is a bit pricey, but is a good spot considering you are in the Chihuahua Dessert. The WiFi from our site was pretty undependable. If I were to return to the area, I would pick this park. The staff was very helpful, even printing a a PDF document for me, and selling me a stamp. I especially recommend you sped a half day at the Living Desert & Zoo.
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Winnebee

Reviews: 17
Helpful Reviews: 17
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Bathrooms were open bay very clean with 2 toilets, 3 urinals, 3 showers, 3 sinks. There are 3 unisex private bathrooms located in the middle of the park. Pull in wide sites with gravel pads. Water, elect, and sewer connections were very good. Great reception area, laundry room and game room. Pool was in good condition. Staff was courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable. Park excellent shape and would suggest making reservations by phone. Barbeque dinner was excellent, pizza, and sandwiches are available in the evenings.
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RV Guest_3970137

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2015
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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This is an attractive park in a desert environment. BUT close to Carlsbad Caverns, a living desert museum, and a state park with a lake. Most sites are pull-thru and have good space between them. The friendly staff had our reservation at hand when we arrived and escorted us to the site, making sure we found all the hookups. We were there in heat of July and their large building provided wonderful coolness and WiFi. BBQ, pizza, baked potatoes and more are available each evening. Makes a nice supper with indoor tables to enjoy the meal. The entire building was spotless and nice. Didn't use the pool but lots of others were enjoying it. Lots of kiddos in the summer! There were dog areas that our dog used. Did use their laundry room which had newer machines! We highly recommend this campground.
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