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Carlsbad KOA

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The place was clean and easy to find. We had absolutely no complaints about our stay. The laundry facility and bathrooms were very clean. The food delivery service was great. We did see a tarantula and a rattlesnake pretty close to our site. The spider was not a concern but the snake. It worried me because we have dogs. We...

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CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for camping with us, Vickie! We are so happy you had a great stay, and enjoyed our facilities and the food delivered to your campsite. We are glad that our staff was able to get rid of the snake - we're happy it didn't hurt anyone! We appreciate your kind review, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Sitting Bull Cabin. It was a Deluxe cottage. The employees were very nice and friendly teaching my son how to properly wear a hat and showing us some funny named spices. They were able to check us in early luckily. The cabin was clean, comfortable, and the air con was cold. Yay! The only reason for...

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CamperSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and helpful tips, Linda! We are so happy you had a great stay, and enjoyed your cabin and that our staff was friendly and helpful for you. We appreciate your recommendation, and hope to see you again soon!

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

They have a nice pool, ample deck chairs, little bikes for rent, nice sites with wild bunnies and many birds. A game room with ping pong, foosball and a fish tank, laundry, nice bathrooms with many stalls. A restaurant on site that delivers to your sites serving barbecue and pizza. Nice staff, a pretty spot with horseshoes, and many swings....

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear you had an awesome stay with us, and enjoyed your campsite, our facilities, restaurant, and amenities such as the bicycles, pool, and horseshoes. We hope to see you again soon!

Williams, Arizona
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very clean and easily accessible park located about 12 miles north of Carlsbad. Bathrooms immaculate. Large, clean laundry. Good wifi on porch, in laundry and store area. Sites are gravel and level. Lots of rabbits and quail wandering around. Can get windy. The water is extremely hard.

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you had a great stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed your campsite, our grounds, and our guest facilities. Thank you for your kind review, and we hope to see you again soon.

Midlothian, Texas
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Staff is very argumentative, to the point of being rude. The only staff I found that was nice was Janet, she is a sweetheart. The pool hours are 10-8, but they run people out at 7:45. Evidentially the playground closes at 8 as well as I took my child to the playground after they ran us out of the pool....

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here while visiting Carlsbad Caverns & throughly enjoyed our stay here. The park is located outside of town so the views are wonderful and it's a quiet location. Nice trail leading down to the lake, great for a run or walking your dog. The facilities from the onsite store, to the bath house and community area, were immaculate....

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to camp with us! We're so glad to hear you had a great stay, and enjoyed our location, grounds, facilities, and restaurant. We appreciate your kind words, and hope to see you again in the future!

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Amarillo, Texas, USA
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We recently started staying at KOA and they have yet to disappoint. The grounds were very nice and well groomed, staff was very friendly, pool was clean and great for the kids. It was a 45 minute drive to the caverns but well worth it. I wish we could have stayed longer 😎

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you and your family had a great stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed the grounds, pool, and that you were able to visit the caverns. Thanks for your great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

Derby, Kansas
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at a KOA but not our last. We stayed in the studio cabin. We loved it. It had one big room that had the bed, bunk bed, small table and mini kitchen. Then it had a small bathroom with shower and toilet. It also had AC, wifi and TV. The only stuff you need to...

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us, Missy! We're thrilled that you loved your cabin, as well as the pizza and BBQ, grounds, and that our staff was friendly and helpful for you. We appreciate your kind review, and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon!

California
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Really nice pace to stay with great amenities. Nice pet enclosures, great scenic views, and wonderful customer service. Recommend everyone order meals from them especially the BBQ and Pizza delivered right to your door. The BBQ is far better than any place in town!

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We're honored that you loved your stay and our BBQ so much, Bernie! We certainly do our best to make sure it's as delicious as can be! We are also glad you enjoyed our amenities, pet areas, and that our staff was friendly and helpful for you. Thanks so much for your awesome review, and we hope to see you...

Sulphur, Louisiana
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The folks here were so nice and accomodating. Super friendly and helpful. The site is beautiful with great decorations and sitting areas. The pool was small but very clean. They have a telescope that they are happy to point out things for you. The laundry facility is clean and has several machines. There is a large porch with rocking chairs...

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We're thrilled that you had a wonderful stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed your campsite, amenities, and activities, as well as our BBQ dinners! Thanks so much for your review, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Carlsbad KOA

Address: 2 Manthei Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-9251
Region: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Number of rooms: 6
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“Not a hotel! They meet the needs of all those camping and/or rv'ing.”
 of 5 bubbles Teachsaturn, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take a tarp to block the sun.”
 of 5 bubbles Road_Family915, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The swing, fire pit and seating was nice at our premium site”
 of 5 bubbles KeTeKaHa, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Park on the east side to avoid truck traffic from energy company. Smell may also not be as strong?”
 of 5 bubbles shopper514, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the cabins which was only 1 big room and a very small bathroom but perfect for us..”
 of 5 bubbles lindaluu1, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
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