This is an average campground. Gravel sites are fairly level. Very little shade. I stayed here at end of season. The campground closes on October 1st. I would have stayed a few more days, but when I registered the owner told me $30 per night included the Good Sam discount. Checking their website later, I found that the advertised rate is $30 before any discount. I was gouged. Buyer beware!
Campground adjacent to interstate, so there is some noise. But with the door closed and air conditioning running at night, we didn't hear a thing. This really is a nice, uncrowded campground for an overnight stop. There is a campground laundry with 2 washers and dryers, also. And the general store/gas station at the front entrance has a deli and hand-scooped ice cream case. I recommend the ice cream. The price reflects the Good Sam discount, and is for a site with full hook-up.
Previous review is accurate. There were some minor potholes in the gravel drive, not serious. The sites are level and actually gravel with encroaching grass. I found the campground very spacious in a quiet park-like setting. There were a few children out playing. Verizon MiFi card worked fine. There is also a boat launch for the river at the campground entrance. This is definitely a nice place to stay. And the price with full hookup is reasonable.
This is a fine campground for an overnight stay, not a destination. We had a water & 30 amp gravel site located in a meadow in the center of the campground. Apparently all of the full hookup sites were occupied by seasonal people and area workers living in the campground. The grass was ankle deep. This campground has potential, but there is a tremendous amount of deferred maintenance. The pool is fenced & abandoned (weeds growing in it!). The buildings on site look derelict. The dump station is functional, but does not have water because the pedestal was damaged but never repaired. There are potholes in the gravel driveway. It is better than parking in a shopping center overnight. And the price is right. Also, there was no problem at all with noise, barking dogs, or loose animals.
Campground is like a parking lot with gravel roads bordered by 32 ft. grass strips on each side for RV parking. Hook-ups are at rear of each back-in site. Rigs over 32 feet long will protrude into roadway. Tow vehicles & toads have to be parked in driveway or on grass next to RV, which takes up space that would normally be the patio. We had 30 amp elec, but the water was not turned on at the campsites. Had to cart water from faucet at front of campground area. New rate for 2011 is $25. The $10 rate is for event participants only. There is no security. Check-in is self-service box at front of campground. No staff on site. We would not stay here again.
Excellent location on the right side of town for visiting the caverns. Level, gravel campground (no grass & dusty) with small trees between the sites. We had a full hook-up site with good water pressure. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is a laundry, small store, and game room by the office. Also, there is a heated indoor pool which we did not use. We were able to use Passport America for 50% discount two nights & Escapees for 15% discount the remaining two nights. Definitely recommend this campground for visiting Carlsbad Caverns.
Easy access from interstate. Quiet campground. We arrived after dark without a reservation. A young man came out to meet us, collect our money (cash only), and directed us to a fairly level gravel pull-through site. No full hook-ups were available, so we had a water-electric site. This campground is okay for an overnight stay while enroute. And we would probably stay here again.
Easy access from interstate. Quiet campground. We arrived late afternoon without reservation, but had no trouble registering. We had a level gravel pull-through site. This is a good campground for an overnight stay while en-route. We would definitely stay here again. Received 50% discount with Passport America membership.
The campground is neat and well maintained with level paved sites and graveled areas between the trailers. The sites also have picnic tables. Water pressure is excellent. Wi-Fi at our site was weak, but usable. Except for the occasional traffic noise we found the campground to be fine as a base camp for visiting the surrounding natural attractions (Aztec Ruins, Mesa Verde National Park, Angel Peak Rec. Area, Bisti Badlands, Durango-Silverton Railway, etc.). Pop was very helpful and friendly. At check-in he gave us a packet of info including a map of area amenities, a day trip guide and map, and a restaurant guide. We would definitely stay here again. If you pay for 3 nights, the 4th night is free.