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Alamogordo - White Sands KOA Journey

412 24th St, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310-6102 USA

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“also known as the Roadrunner Campground”

Nestled in the Tularosa Basin, this KOA is the perfect location to use as a base camp while exploring the beauty and attractions of southern New Mexico. With RV Sites, Tent Sites and Cabins, this urban campground can accommodate every type of traveling camper. A large rec room and long, covered outside patio work great for group events. Take a break from the desert heat in the inviting pool. Enjoy hiking or sand sledding down the vast gypsum dunes at White Sands National Park, a short 20 mile drive from the campground. Learn about New Mexico's role in the U.S. space program through interactive exhibits at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Explore ancient rock drawings at the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, just 30 miles north. Or you can take a stroll through the Alameda Park Zoo, established in 1898. Pool: May - early Oct. Max pull thru: 110 feet. Your hosts: Kelly & Sandy Rodwick.

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23 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.6 Access
4.3 Location
4.7 Cleanliness
4.2 Site Quality
3.4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 8 users | Last reported on March 11, 2024

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 6 users | Last reported on February 27, 2024

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Reviewed by
levin123

  • 12 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0

My buddy and I stayed one night here and it was very accommodating I must say! The workers were super nice and chill, and the tent site was quality. It even had a very pleasant tree for shade. Also, the showers were clean and nice. 5 out of 5.

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Reviewed by
Campendium

March 29, 2018
Rated

We arrived mid afternoon at this KOA and they had a few sites available. The first night we stayed in site #30. 50 AMP service along with water and sewer. The first nights cost was $39. At site #30, there was a decent amount of room between sites and because they were staggered it felt a bit larger.

Nice little touches, a patio light that you could turn on or off. Picnic table, BBQ. You could rent a fire pit for $5 if you desired. They had a 24 hour laundromat, showers and restrooms. A nice gift shop, rec room, library, movies, even a coffee nook where they served fresh coffee and tea in the mornings (for free).

We decided to stay a second night. Unfortunately the site we were on was reserved, but they did have one of their 'new in 2018' enhanced sites available. In 2018 they opened 7 new enhanced sites: they are wider and longer, privacy fence between sites (with a patio light that you could turn on/off), cable, 50 amp service, water, fire pit, and a few even had a propane BBQ and patio deck. Most of the new enhanced sites had sewer, but a few did not. The cost was a bit more ($44 per night), but it was worth every penny.

There is a playground for the kiddies, horseshoes and a decent size dog park. The also had a propane station for both tanks and MHs, a dumpster and a dump station.

The only downside, because it is located in a large city, there are traffic and train noises.

One final comment, the staff ARE AMAZING. You can tell they LOVE their jobs. They go out of their way to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.

Highly recommend Alamogordo/White Sands New Mexico KOA!

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Nightly Rate: $44.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: E2

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

May 03, 2018
Rated

Stayed just one night while passing through. Easy access and pleasant staff. Led us to our spot and offered to assist with set up. Gave us several options for sites and didn’t push the premium site (which are very nice and would be great for a longer stay. WiFi easily accessible with good signal. Dog park while not huge was more than adequate. Everything was clean. Definitely would stay again.

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Nightly Rate: $38.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: E3

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

April 04, 2019
Rated

Easy check-in and friendly staff. They will loan you sleds to take to White Sands, which was great. There is an older section (most of the park) and a newer section. The older section has 9 50 amp sites, and the newer section has 7 sites and all are 50 amp. The new sites have lots of space and nice wooden dividers between sites – we would have requested one of these had we known. We were in the older section. Sites are close but not right on top of each other. There is a concrete table and small concrete divider with a small tree. We were on the end so only grass on the driver side. Our site was pretty level, and they all looked pretty level. The WII FI worked well or not at all. Directv worked fine. Cable TV was fuzzy but could be a bad connection on our part. Verizon had decent coverage. Sites and roads are gravel and dirt. Nice view of the mountains if you overlook the tops of RVs and fences :) Convenient location to White Sands and other areas to visit. Don’t expect a peaceful night’s sleep! The trains … OMG the trains. They literally sound like they are coming thru the park. And there are a ton of them. There are also a lot of souped up cars driving around in the middle of the night and dogs barking from nearby neighborhoods. Most likely will not return due to the excessive noise.

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Nightly Rate: $37.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 19

3 Access
2 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
1 Noise

Reviewed by
CJantzen

  • 123 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 23, 2020
Rated

This camp ground really tries to maintain the same standards as other KOAs but it seems to be on the downward slide. From afar it seems to be a standard KOA, however, once you start your stay you recognize some issues.

The cons:
The campground is surrounded by either run down trailer homes or businesses. A train track is just down the street and is very active. Last night it seemed a train was blowing its horn every 45 minutes as it sped by. Some of their long term residents keep their site as if they are trying to blend in with the run down neighbors.

The pros:
The majority of the staff is very friendly. The campground itself seems to be maintained fairly well. The location in centrally located within the city.

In general, I don’t fault the campground for their surroundings but i wish others would have discussed some of this place’s drawbacks before made the decision to spent almost 40/night.

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Nightly Rate: $39.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
1 Noise

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Verizon 4G

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 28, 2020
Rated

We stayed at the Alamogordo KOA for a couple of nights in order to visit the White Sands National Park (which is amazing). The park itself is quite dated however it is maintained impeccably. The staff at the front desk couldn’t have been nicer and the maintenance staff were always waving hello when you walked or drove by. The RV park is right in the middle of town (literally), so it’s easy to get groceries or fuel. The only reason I’m not giving a five star review is because some of the largest spaces, including the one we were in, didn’t have a sewer hookup, while others did. It’s not a huge deal breaker but is really convenient as most other parks provide them in the large sites that can support 65’ RV/toad rigs.

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roadtripper325885 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: E4

3 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

May 12, 2021
Rated

I am a pretty easy going camper so I just want to hook up and relax after a day of driving and hiking. The campground was pleasant but had one major drawback - approximately five trains came through between 9 pm and 5 am' blowing their whistles or horns for about a minute or two each time. I think this would have been a problem at any other RV park in town but it definately woke this sound sleeper. The campgrounds were clean and people were pleasant. Did not use facilities. Cell and wifi was good. Included cable.

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Nightly Rate: $45.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 14

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
2 Noise

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AT&T 4G

  • 31 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 13, 2021
Rated

This Koa is in the middle of a residential area it’s older but nicely kept .You can hear the train lol It’s about 20 minutes to white sands and pretty near shopping . The bathrooms were nice except for the smell sometimes. Some sites don’t have cable ( like ours ) would stay again. Hit up pistachio land , it’s right outside of town. We took the tour for 4 bucks for both of us Sierra gave the tour she was great .

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roadtripper4620621 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $33.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 34

4 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 18, 2021
Rated

Used as a passing-through overnight with reservations the morning of (as normal for our road trips). Trees to east and west of our site helped with the heat that we were working against on our travels in June '21. Restroom/shower facilities were clean and worked for us. Trains were not a problem as our A/C was running all night. Sites were gravel. We were able to get a sled on loan to take out to the dunes. All-in-all, a good choice for the area.

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Nightly Rate: $39.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 4

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise
  • 420 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 11, 2021
Rated

I usually go to Oliver Lee SP, but ended up here because I wanted to hike in Cloudcroft and Ruidoso. My site was a Pull Thru site with a L-shaped wall that does provide some privacy. Bathhouse was updated. It is convenient to grocery store and Pistachio Land which is nice. I could hear the trains but they don't really bother me. Overall. the staff was friendly and the location convenient.

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roadtripper997879 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 4

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Alamogordo - White Sands KOA Journey

412 24th St
Alamogordo, New Mexico
88310-6102 USA
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Back In RV Sites Count
25
Last Nightly Rate
46.0
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
45.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
31.0
Max Length
100ft
Pull Through RV Sites Count
30
Sites Count
64
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