Carlsbad KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-9109

Info: 575-457-2000


2 Manthei Road, Highway 285

Carlsbad, NM 88220

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Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

General Campground Information

We want you, our Guests, to have the most amazing camping experience of your lives! Relax, have fun, stay safe, and enjoy camping at its best.

Check-In/Check-Out Times (Cabins and Deluxe Cabins)

Check-in is 2:00 PM. Check-out is 11:00 AM.

Check-In/Check-Out Times (RV and Tents)

Check-in is 2:00 PM. Check-out is 11:00 AM. Late check-out at 2:00 PM is available for an extra fee.

Office & Store Hours

Our office and store are open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Hours are reduced during fall/winter.


Pets love to camp & we love to have pets! Pets MUST be on a leash at all times--NO EXCEPTIONS. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Violations can result in eviction. NEVER leave pet unattended outside. Pets are not allowed in buildings, pool area, or playground area.

General Information

Only 1 RV and 2 vehicles per site. Do not walk through other camper's sites. 7 day maximum stay in tent sites and in basic cabins. No tents allowed on RV sites (except where designated). Do not park on grass! Please keep your site clean and tidy at all times. Please place your bagged trash in dumpster at park exit. A sewer connection is required. No formaldehyde please! No rig washing or oil changing. RV Storage is available; inquire at office.

Speed Limits

Posted speed limit is for the protection of our campers and pets. Please observe the 9.8 MPH maximum speed.

Pool Hours & Rules

Pool is open seasonally, approximately mid-March to mid-October. Pool hours are the same as the office and store hours. Children younger than 14 MUST be with an adult inside the pool area. No glass containers of any kind are allowed in the pool area. For the safety of our guests, and per New Mexico state regulations, the pool must be closed for a minimum of 2 hours after thunder or lightning are detected.

Trash and Garbage disposal

Please place your bagged trash in the dumpster located at the entrance/exit of the park. Please do not leave your trash at your site due to the high winds that can come up with no warning.

Firewood and Campfires

Firewood is available for purchase in the store. Campfires are permitted in designated areas only. We also comply with all red flag (no fire) warnings when applicable.


Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Parents are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children.

Free Internet & Wi-Fi

Free internet and Wi-Fi is provided throughout the campground. No code is needed to access.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are observed from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

Restrooms & Laundry

Our restrooms and laundry facilities are available 24/7, with no codes needed for access.

Driving Regulations

Don't drive through empty sites. Stay on roadways. No parking on grass. Any and all motorized vehicles of any type must be operated by a licensed driver. Our campground is not a place to "practice driving".


Campground facilities are reserved for camping guests and their registered visitors. Visitors must pay fee, obtain vehicle pass and park only in designated visitor parking. Visitor hours are 8:00 AM till 8:00 PM. Campers are responsible for their visitors. Campers who fail to register their visitors will lose their sites. Maximum of 6 people per site, including visitors.


All buildings are smoke-free, including the Camping Cabins, Lodges and Cottage. The pool and playground areas are also smoke-free.


Games such as basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. are available upon request.

Meet Your Hosts

Susan and Scott Bacher

In our park, it's all about the campers!

And it's all in the family at Carlsbad KOA!

In 2005, Susan and Scott Bacher began their search for the "perfect" campground. Their dream was to build a family business for the enjoyment of *other* families. After looking all over the country, they found their park in southeast New Mexico -- and, in 2007, Susan and Scott became the new owners of Carlsbad KOA. Leaving their contracting and real estate careers in upstate New York, they headed west. A giant leap of faith!

At the time, the park was poised for expansion. In the years since, Carlsbad KOA has grown from big to booming and from "simply beautiful" to the #1 Family Campground in New Mexico!

In 2012, the family picture was completed with the arrival of Brian Bacher. Together with his parents, Brian is a year-round source of energy and enthusiasm. Big ideas, big dreams, and a commitment to be the best. "Treat your guests like family and they will always come home." :-)

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