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An oasis in the desert, Carlsbad is known for the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, but we’re also the home of Living Desert Zoo & Gardens and Brantley Lake State Parks, have the Pecos River running through the heart of town, and we boast 350 days of sunshine a year!

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Rising from the Chihuahuan Desert just fifty-five miles (89 Km) south of Carlsbad is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Viewers will be in awe with the incredible vistas, flourishing vegetation, and countless species of wildlife that thrive in the park.  Begin your visit at the Pine Springs Visitor Center, where you will find exhibits about the park’s geology, plant and animal life.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

A must see is Carlsbad Caverns National Park where you will experience Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below.

High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

Bud's Place RV Park - paddle boarding

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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

A native wildlife zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the

Chihuahuan Desert

The park provides an up-close experience for visitors, with a variety of fun interpretive programs for every age.

Located on the banks of the Pecos River in Carlsbad, the Pecos River Recreation Area hosts the Riverwalk Recreation Center and Playground on the Pecos. Highlighted by multiple picnic areas, paddle boat and kayak rentals and various boat tours, it’s the perfect family getaway. Saturday nights during the summer feature free movies sponsored by Carlsbad Cruise Lines.

Christmas on the Pecos

A favorite with visitors is Christmas on the Pecos.  Enchanted evening boat tours on the Pecos River provide panoramic views of illuminated backyards and islands of twinkling lights.  Available November 24th through December 31st

There is so much to see and do in Carlsbad, so be sure and make your reservations at Bud’s Place RV Park & Cabins. They have large pull thru spaces with 50 amp hookups available for your stay with good WiFi.  The restrooms are spectacular, and the management is friendly and helpful.  We’re convenient to all the local attractions.

Give us a call:  (575) 200-1865

Email:  [email protected]

900 Standpipe Rd.

Carlsbad, NM

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