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This medium-sized town is found in the southwestern portion of the state. The nearest large city is Roswell, around 75 miles to the north, while the Texas state line is around 30 miles to the south. National and state parks, as well as Lincoln National Forest, are all found near town. This, along with Lake Carlsbad, that runs through the middle of town, all offer numerous opportunities for recreational activities.

Art museums, antique shops, vineyards, and theaters are all available locally. There are also numerous restaurants that are scattered along the town's Main Street. Historical sites; waterfalls and caves are also available to explore around the local region.


When you book an RV in Carlsbad, a whole slew of recreational activities will be available to you. Sitting Bull Falls is found in the Lincoln National Forest. This oasis-like site offers a welcome respite from the heat and sun of the surrounding area. The local river forms a falls here, as it winds through the National Forest. Picnic tables are provided, so feel free to bring lunch!

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located around 30 minutes to the south of town. This site offers numerous activities for visitors, both above and below ground. The main attraction is, of course, the various caves and guided tours that are available. Tours range from a short, self-guided, one-room visit to a multi-hour, guided, "raw-cave" tour that requires you to bring your own headlamp and crawl on your belly through very tight spaces. One of these more daring tours even takes you to a place called Spider Cave. (Yes, it is named that for a reason). Call for tour information and reservations. Hiking trails are also available above-ground for those who prefer to stay on the surface.

Brantley Lake State Park features the southernmost lake in the state. Fishing and water sports are the primary activities available here, though hiking trails are also offered. The area is known for its dark skies at night, that make for good stargazing, as well as its birdwatching opportunities.


When you book a motorhome rental in Carlsbad, NM, you will need a campsite for it. As this area enjoys warm weather year-round, it can accommodate vacationers as well as snowbirds.

Southwest RV and Trailer Park is located in Carlsbad. The site offers full hookup sites, as well as WiFi and cable. The camp is pet-friendly. Please call for more information if you are needing long-term reservations.

Carlsbad KOA is actually located around 20 miles northwest of town. It is situated directly off US 285, so you should be able to locate it pretty easily. The site is adjacent to Brantley Lake, and it's accompanying State Park, so it provides easy access to the recreational opportunities available there. The camp offers all the amenities you could hope for and is open year-round.

There is a Walmart and several gas stations available in town if you're just looking for a quick overnight stop. At least one of the larger stations has showers available as well. Several grocery stores are also available around the area. You may be able to stay at any of these locations overnight, just check with a manager first. Being one of the largest towns in the nearby area, RV rental near Carlsbad is common, so there are plenty of amenities available.


There’s many attractions to see near Carlsbad! The Pecos River Flume is known as "the river that crosses itself." This historical flume once carried water from the Pecos River (which it crosses) to local farms as part of the original irrigation system used by the settlers who founded the town. The aqueduct was actually showcased on the TV show "Ripleys Believe it or Not"! Nearby you will find the historic Eddy House, the first home built in the area. Your luxury RV rental in Carlsbad, New Mexico will provide you with opportunities to tour around the local region.

The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center is located on-site at the Carlsbad Caverns. The museum features the history of the local area as well as exhibits that showcase the work of current, local artists. The museum also includes a large gift shop so you can take a token with you to remind you of the adventure.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is also available in town. Here, nature trails feature the native plant life found in the local area. Many of the critters that call the surrounding desert region home are featured here as well.

If you've been wanting to visit the Southwestern US, consider a camper rental in Carlsbad. Enjoy the local restaurants, tour a cave, and visit a historic site. Rent an RV in Carlsbad, NM and explore the beauty of the Desert Southwest!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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