CARLSBAD RV PARK & CAMPGROUND at CARLSBAD, NM
CARLSBAD RV PARK & CAMPGROUND at CARLSBAD, NM
CARLSBAD RV PARK & CAMPGROUND at CARLSBAD, NM
CARLSBAD RV PARK & CAMPGROUND at CARLSBAD, NM
CARLSBAD RV PARK & CAMPGROUND at CARLSBAD, NM
CARLSBAD RV PARK & CAMPGROUND at CARLSBAD, NM

Carlsbad RV Park

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4301 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, NM 88220

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

8.5

Restrooms

8

Appeal

7

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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are 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.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses 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.

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Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card
Last Year's Rate:
$34 to $42
Season:
Open All Year
Elevation:
3,110 ft (947.928 m)

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (110)
Spaces Available (50)
Width (22)
Max Length (55)
Gravel Sites (50)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Side-by-Side Hookups
Full Hookups (46)
Water Only (4)
Electric Only (4)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (21)
Pull-thru Size (22 x 55)
Back-ins (24 x 45)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (55)
Tent-Only Sites (40)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (2)

Tenting

Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area
Covered Area w/Picnic Table

Internet

WiFi Hotspot
WiFi Hotspots (3)

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Rec Hall
Game Room
Playground

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Ice
Groceries
Cable
Onsite Rentals (2)
Restrooms

Discounts

AAA Discount
Military Discount
Good Sam Discount
Customer Reviews:
Carlsbad RV Park
Avg Rating 3.29 Carlsbad RV Park (7) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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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.
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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.
Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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Well-tended park. Many long term residents but nicely kept. Indoor pool and rec room looked nice but we did not have a chance to use them. Spaces are gravel and level, little shade. Cable and WiFi worked fine. Very convenient to the caverns. Would stay here again especially after driving by some of the other RV parks in the area that are not as welcoming.
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Date of Stay: March, 2016
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We stayed at the Carlsbad RV park because it is a Good Sam park. However, I would not stay here again. The bathroom/showers were in very poor condition. Good Sam rating is a 7, but I would rate them at a 3. They are not clean and in need of a great deal of maintenance. It is also a noisy place with people coming and going all hours of the night. We stayed two nights and couldn't wait to leave. I definitely do not recommend staying here.
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Date of Stay: February, 2016
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On a scale of 1 to 10 I would be hard pressed to give the restrooms here a 1. They are the worst I've seen. The rest of the facility is OK, nothing great, but OK
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Date of Stay: December, 2015
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Very well maintained park, our dog enjoyed the dog park a lot... Was surprised to be charged the high end of what they charge $34 - $42 and we paid $42 after our good sam discount. Only concern would be we were next to a permanent sight with kids and they ran all night and there is no quite time enforced as vehicles ran all night as well. But these are things management needs to know about to fix.. I would stay again - but I would ask for a better price..
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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level sight,nice laundry,surly maintenance staff not my fault the cable did not work and you did not label it so any one would know. I would stay there again
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Date of Stay: April, 2016
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We stayed 2 nights passing through the area to visit the nearby National Park Service sites. The park has the appearance of a former KOA.

The park is a few miles SW of town along one of the major roads (National Parks Hwy also known as US 62-180) servicing Carlsbad. The road has multiple lanes near the park’s entrance. Strangely, leaving town SE on US 285, there was a warning sign about the road being subject to sink holes. Didn’t see the same warning sign coming up US 285 towards town.

The sites are a mixture of P/T’s and back-ins. There was an escort to the site. The interior roads and site parking pads are compacted gravel. Several sites appear to be extended stay sites. The interior roads and parking pads are narrow. Some of the turns were tight almost doubling back. Some of the P/T sites were long enough for coaches & their toads. A couple P/T’s were shared– two spaces along the same parking pad. This park understands the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites were generally level. Distance establishes privacy between the sites but there wasn’t much as the sites were on top of each other. They have full hook ups – water, electricity (either 50 or 30 AMP), & sewer. The utility connections were towards the middle of the sites. Some of the sewer fittings stood up above the ground making it difficult to establish a downhill flow. There were outside tables.

There were a few trees scattered around the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon site assignment and your dish configuration. The park brochure showed 36 cable and 3 broadcast channels. Didn’t try to get any broadcast channels.

The park provided WiFi was intermittent. It wouldn’t load second pages. The park was close to being full. It was password protected. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn’t try the NET10 phone so don’t know about the reception.

There were several designated fenced pet areas around the park. They were adequate to exercise a dog and there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. There were bag dispensers and waste collection stations in the fenced pet areas and around the park to dispose of waste.

For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. None of the structures in the park were identified as a severe weather shelter.

Although it was nothing special, we would stay here again if the need arose while traveling through the area.
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Date of Stay: April, 2016
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We stayed here for 3 nights - very easy drive to the caverns. Great level pull thru site. I also did laundry while there-small but very doable. Bathrooms are next to office in front of park. They were mediocre but usable-we did not use because they were too far to walk to from our site. Office and MA personnel were very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
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Directions

From S Jct of US-285 & US-62/180: Go 1-3/4 mi SW on US-62/180 (R)