Carlsbad KOA

2 Manthei Road, Highway 285

Carlsbad, NM 88220

Reserve: 800-562-9109

Info: 575-457-2000

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Campground Reviews

Jan 20, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Very friendly and informative staff. Big Rig friendly didn't have to unhook until at site, great!!
Jan 18, 2014
Far from anywhere. A bit dusty and pricy for what we get. Staff was friendly and helpfull.
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
This is a great place to stay. Very clean. Stylish even. In addition the have great BBQ there in site. Very friendly owners and help. Will be back. We stayed in a fifth wheel.
Jan 14, 2014
WONDERFUL>......stayed two extra nights!!!!
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
We were mostly in contact with Dianne who was not only one of the most helpful service professionals we've dealt with on our cross country road trip, but she was knowledgeable, kind, and clearly has a passion for the area. The accommodations were impressive and the grounds were well maintained.
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Great restrooms and showers; excellent room and spacing; more than enough power hook-up; subject to wind as it is located on broad flat with few trees as wind-break
Jan 08, 2014
The office hours are hard to work around if you are just passing through. Although I'm sure most people come to stay for a while. We loved the Bat Cave; but were surprised that OCO didn't have any dishes or coffee maker like the Bat Cave.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Ocotillo is one of our three studio lodges, each of which has a small fridge and microwave for convenience. However, it is not meant for any serious cooking inside. Bat Cave is one of our four large lodges with a full kitchen, hence the addition of dishes and coffee maker.
Jan 05, 2014
Staff very helpful & friendly. Nice large pull-thru for slides on both sides. Very well maintained. Good central location for our trips.
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
Spacious drive throughs and large and clean restrooms!
Jan 05, 2014
Great stay, great people, great campground. Clean, well maintained, extremely friendly staff.
Jan 04, 2014
Super friendly, great ping pong table, clean and quiet grounds--great visit!
Jan 01, 2014
Other than our bed being too hard, we were very pleased. Staff was very helpful and went out of their way for us. Very clean. Had everything we needed.
Dec 30, 2013
Loved the Bat Cave. The only problem was the stickers that my dogs kept getting in their paws - probably not much that can be done with those based on the location, but, they are probably from a noxious weed. We wish we could have booked the cabins for one night only.
Dec 30, 2013
Friendly, welcoming staff. Nice, clean cabins. A little overpriced considering no linens or toiletries are provided. But otherwise very nice.
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
There was a large fly in the cabin that seemed to "attack" if we tried to shoo it out the door.
Dec 26, 2013
Best KOA I've ever stayed at. Great, nice staff! Lovely facility.
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Very nice campground; we traveled in a motor home and slept very well!
Dec 23, 2013
Super clean bathrooms!
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
The staff was very friendly and helpful. But the water was very hard and you could smell the sewer water from the rear of the property when the wind was blowing from that direction. It would have been nice to have a social gathering, maybe once a week, to meet the other guest. I give this KOA site a 4 out of 5.
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
friendly staff; spacious sites. drawback: a bit far out of town.
Dec 16, 2013
The staff was pleasant and the cabin and park grounds were very clean.
Dec 15, 2013
Only negative is the abundance of MOLD on the tile grout in the shower stalls. Otherwise a very good campground.
Dec 13, 2013
The campground was well-maintained, and all the staff I met were extremely hospitable. The cabin, which was clean and in order upon arrival, was a nice alternative to a hotel. When there was a problem with the cabin's water system, staff promptly resolved the situation. Located well outside of town and far enough off the highway, it was very quiet and peaceful, especially for sleeping.
Dec 09, 2013
Lovely campground (even encased in ice!), very friendly owners and impeccably clean rest rooms. A great place to camp!
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
Unsatisfactory for 2 reasons. Water quality is HORRID! We had to empty and flush our water tank and system after using it there. Calcium so high that dishes were totally clouded and windshield/windiwa a mess! Also, we were told the spa was shut down due to ADA regulations. Very easy search of ADA online shows this is NOT TRUE. Poorly maintained KOA, and dishonest operators! Never go back!!!
Dec 03, 2013
Spent a very restful night at this campground; very little highway noise. The personal are always very friendly and helpful. We especially like the fact that they have a worker escort you to your site and help with any hookup problems if they surface. We have stopped here several times and will continue to do so.
Dec 02, 2013
Wonderful stay other than the grass needing to be dethatched. The seeds were getting all over everything. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Dec 01, 2013
Our stay was very comfortable. The people there were very nice and the facility was very well kept. We will definitely be back.
Dec 01, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
GREAT park. Met the owners at Naples KOA last winter. Decided to visit them on our way to Arizona this year.Friendly staff,clean facilities.One of the nicest parks we have ever been in.A real tribute to KOA.
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Excellent customer services,campground are in excellent condition and bathrooms always clean.

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