New Mexico is rich with KOA campgrounds hosting a total of thirteen scattered throughout it’s borders. Almost anywhere you find yourself in the state you will be near a KOA, especially through the central region. Some are absolutley top of the line and others are the nore traditional type of KOA camping experience, but either way thanks to working in conjuction with rigid state regulations whatever KOA you choose is going to be well maintained and staffed as well as familt friendly. What follows is a brief overview of New Mexico’s KOA campgrounds.
In the southern end of the state there are four KOA campgrounds which are the Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Lordsburg, and Silver City KOA’s. Each is open year round with WiFi service and a seasonal swimming pool. RV sites are also availaable at each offering fofty amp service and anywhere from 65 to 60 foot length. They all also offer tent sites and cabins. Silver City, Lordsburg, and Las Cruces have one room cabins available while the Carlsbad KOA is the crown jewel also offering two room cabins, Camping and deleuxe camping cottages, and camping lodges. The cabins and larger cottages which can house up to twenty book very fast so make arrangements for one as early as possible.
The Carlsbad KOA deserves a closer look offering free cable television service at RV sites, a 2,000 square foot community room, meals deliverd to your site, a commercial laundry, fenced in dog park, a heated pool and hot tub. While you could stay on the grounds and have a great time your entire stay, within the area you’ll find the Carlsbad Caverns, living Desert Zoo and Gardens State park, the Roswell UFO Museum, Robert H. Goddard rocket collection, and Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area. Each is excellent but given a choice this site which earned the 2007 Prwsident’s Award is the top of the heap.
The Raton and Clayton KOA represent the northeast corner of the state and are very similar in most regards. Each offers RV, tent, and one room cabin sites. RV sites come with fifty amp service as do all KOA campgrounds and free WiFi internet service. Neither offers a pool which is a bit unusual for a KOA, and despite being good campgrounds neither does quite the volume found in the rest of the state. That however provides a nice advantage in that if you are looking for a nice quiet getaway these are ideal.
In the central zone west to the Arizona Border there are four KOA campgrounds which are all open year round, Grant/Cibola Sands, Gallup,