~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ BAT FLIGHT May - October Every evening at dusk the famous bats of Carlsbad Caverns go out to feed. It is a wondrous sight, as thousands of tiny winged creatures exit the cave. This is a free event at the Caverns amphitheater. Ask at our KOA front desk for presentation start times or call the Bat Information Line at (575)785-3012. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ WEEKEND EVENTS May - September Friday evenings - Community Campfire with Free S'Mores Saturday nights - Our stunning Sky Show (see details below) Sunday evenings - Free Movie in the Big Room Ask at Front Desk for event times, which vary seasonally. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SKY WONDERS FOR ALL AGES! Saturday nights, our staff member "Starman John" sets up his big telescope to view the wonders of the night sky. Bring a lawn chair and your cosmic curiosity. It's an amazing show!
NASA'S JOHN CATER, RETIRED
"TAKE THAT EXIT!"
"TAKE THAT EXIT" *~*~*~*~*~*~* An Airstream blogger and his family recently stayed with us and has included us in his cross-country travel blog. Click on the Airstream at left to read his review and to see some great photographs!
One of the area's best attractions is only 15 minutes away!
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park: rescued wildlife in
a natural habitat. Don't miss this!
Javelina, mountain lions, bison, elk and prairie dogs. Stop to say "hello"
to our beautiful black bear Maggie.
Be sure to visit the beautiful Reptile Exhibit.
Many of our most amazing creatures live there!
Explore all 10 pages of our website to find
information about our park and the many
wonders of our surrounding area!
The Menu appears above, just below our slogan:
NEW MEXICO'S #1 FAMILY CAMPGROUND
Visit our "Gallery" page for more pictures
CLICK TO RESERVE
Click on the logo at left to make a reservation at our campground. Earn extra VKR bonus points by reserving online!
Treat yourself to the hidden wonders of our area!
NEW MEXICO: THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT Call 575-457-2000 to reserve a spot at our park See our Menu above to view all 10 pages of this site
THE NATURAL ENTRANCE photo by D. White
Most visitors tour the Caverns self-guided, no reservation or ranger guide required ~ and most enter via the Natural Entrance: a beautiful, winding walk down, in which you can more fully appreciate the enormity of this spectacular cave system.
View the Carlsbad Caverns page of this website for more information
about options at the Caverns, including group and individual guided tours.
While you are with us, visit the beautiful town of Artesia, just 15 minutes away!
THE ART OF ARTESIA
BEAUTY IN THE WALKWAY
ARTESIA IS FULL OF SURPRISES
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Give us a call: 575-457-2000
We are centrally located for work
in both Artesia and Carlsbad
CARLSBAD KOA 2 Manthei Rd * Carlsbad NM 88220 Carlsbad KOA Office: 575-457-2000 Alternate Number: 1-800-562-9109 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Your Hosts: Susan, Scott & Brian Bacher