We stayed here while passing through overnight. We had space 5 on the lower edge of the park which was the only pull-through, across the street from the hillbilly's with two poor dogs tied up with rope. One got loose and got around my kids but luckily was friendly. The 'neighbors' were up early banging on metal and working on equipment. -Sites are very steep to get to and I would not want to attempt backing up into most sites. It is in a residential area but not enclosed so we didn't feel safe going into town and leaving our trailer for long. It was an oasis for a long trip but not someplace we will stay again.
We stayed here over spring break in a travel trailer to view Carlsbad Caverns. The park is clean and taken care of. The sites are right on top of each other and you are packed in like sardines. The pool was closed for repairs which was part of why we chose this place. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. We got a free DVD rental for checking in, they had 800 movies to choose from. The park is about 20 miles from the Caverns. The cable was okay and other utilities fine. I am not sure it was worth $38.00 a night. We would stay here again but will do more looking first.
This park is the most peaceful and calm I have ever stayed in. We made reservations on-line in advance to assure space. We found no ranger station in which to check in - only a drop box for those entering the park after hours. We located a volunteer park host who met us at the entrance and kindly guided us to our reserved site. The sites are spread out and you are not on top of your neighbors. I noted mostly adults in this park, a few kids. Rock hunting was fantastic fun and we found many varieties of things. The hiking is hot and straight uphill. If you are rock hounding, make sure you pack plenty of water, snacks, and tools. We chose to come when it was spring due to heat. I think if you go in the summer, it would be extremely hot and you would be exposed as there are few wind breaks. The bathrooms were clean and were just fine for showering. There was no playground we could find and if you have kids, you need to instruct them on the cactus, yucca, and other things that can stick, poke, or bite them. Also, amazing star gazing at night so bring a star map or something to view constellations. Overall, we hope to come here again for a longer stay. It was a really cheap, quiet, and well kept.
I stayed for three nights at this park. We found it very crowded but expected that at time of trip. They were very helpful working with us to select a site rather than just assign something. We stayed right by bonito stream and our two small children enjoyed the wildlife and outdoors. We found the price very reasonable and would suggest selecting a trailer site on the outside perimeter so you can see more. We would recommend this site and will return again.
We found everything extremely clean and all park employees friendly and helpful anytime we needed anything. We used the showers, laundry, and pool a lot. The park is very child friendly as there were planned activities and the pool and playground were great for the kids to meet and play with others their age. We stayed in a 'premiere' site which was paved and though traffic passed daily, we really never heard much noise. Schlitterbaun water park is just down the street and was an awesome day for the whole family. Pier 19 was within walking distance and we found the food good, margaritas strong, and service very friendly. The view of the bay was great and sunsets every night from pier. We highly recommend this as a travel destination and will return as soon as we can. Advice: bring long sewage hose, plenty of sunscreen, and a social attitude as you are close to others.