Chosa Campground

This campground is on BLM land and is dry camping only.  No hookups.  It is basically a big open lot with a fence on 3 sides that protect the livestock from roaming in.  It is first come first serve.  It is located about 25 miles south of Carlsbad, New Mexico.  It is very rocky but we had no issues getting our trailer leveled and set up.  We arrived and there was about 5 other campers there.  As the weekend came I believe about 10 trailers total were there Saturday night.  Still plenty of room for others however they were spots in the center of the lot. Cell service was good.  Views were amazing!

 

Pro’s:

  • Located about 5 miles from the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns

  • Some parks located on the west side of HWY 285.  Nice swimming spot if the weather is nice!

  • Boondocking!  Forced the kids to spend time with their parents when we weren't running the generator.  Had game night each night!

 

Con’s:

  • Very rocky, it did rain one day which turned things very muddy. 

  • Garbage cans were not emptied daily.  They were overflowing when we arrived. 

 

Overall it was a great stay!  Make sure you stock up on stuff because the town is 25 plus miles away.  And if you don't get there during the day, the population skyrockets when all the oil workers are done for the day.  It took us over an hour to get 3 pizzas!  We didn't hear much traffic at night and even with people running their generators it wasn't to loud.  

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