Carlsbad KOA

2 Manthei Road, Highway 285

Carlsbad, NM 88220

Reserve: 800-562-9109

Info: 575-457-2000

  • Email
  • Get Directions
Camper Rating
4.5 out of 5
Reserve Now
Or Check Rates
Next Step
ft. long
Do not include the length of your tow or pull vehicle.
Yes     No    
Yes     No     KOA Pet Policy

Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (3/22 - 10/15)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)

Unique Amenities

Campground Activities

There's something for everyone at CARLSBAD KOA!


Game Night!

Bring your family to our "Big Room" for your favorite games on Tuesday nights. From Wizard to Joker to Apples to Apples, we play it all! Learn a new game, play an old favorite or better yet, bring a game to teach the rest of the group Bring your competitive spirit!

Read More

Free Movies

Movies with snacks on the big screen in the Community Room. Titles and nights are pre-announced. Family friendly films.

Read More
Balls and Bikes Photo

Balls and Bikes

Banana and scooter bikes to rent in season with lots of
free, fun equipment to borrow year-round: ping pong,
foosball, horseshoes, basket and soccer balls.

Read More

Arts & Crafts

Children's arts and crafts projects, in season. Younger kids love to make their own, colorful souvenirs!

Read More

Nightly Activities

Sunday: Free movie with a treat at 6:00 PM. The movie title will be pre-announced--ask at front desk.

Monday: Cards, board games and Wii 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tuesday: Bug & Lizard Day! Bring us your photos and we'll put them on the web!

Wednesday: Daytime Scavenger Hunt in the park, with cool prizes! Pick up your Hunt clues at our front desk.

Thursday: Adventures at our new Playground -- check it out!

Friday: Our Community Bonfire with Free s'mores 7:15 PM (weather & wind conditions permitting)

Saturday: Kids' Crafts at 1:30 PM in the Big Room all ages!

Read More

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." :-)

KOA Kompass

Get camping related news, tips, recipes and more delivered right to your inbox each month.