Question about Sunset Reef Campground

ds9writer asked on 9/10/2021

We're looking to stay somewhere near Carlsbad Caverns - but in a tent -- this campground looks like it's all gravel -- any fairly flat dirt areas one could pitch a tent here? Thanks!

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Moore2Explore
29' Lance 2465
Ford F250
7 reviews

Answered on 9/11/2021:

There are tent pads on one side and rv spots on the other. saw a few tents campers stay in the couple of days we were there.
Ben
OH
24' Keystone
Toyota Tundra
6 reviews

Answered on 9/11/2021:

The east side of the campground is designated as tent sites. They have a different material in the tent sites. It is a really nice BLM location.
@fearoftheknownrv
Comfort, TX
30' Entegra Coach 27A
20 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Yes, there are 4 or 5 pavilions with elevated tent pads. There were a couple of tent campers set up when we were there.
Mike
Palm Beach, FL
23' Trail Lite
Toyota Sequoia
24 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Great place close to Carlsbad. Tent area has dirt pads and shelter with table.
TraciFred
VA
Nissan versa
8 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

The covered picnic area is concrete paved,I saw people set up tents there. One person tied up a hammock on the poles

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Yes! They have 6 tent spots on the right side as you go in. Very spacious. We did a video about this campground. Great spot!
Karen
CO
26 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Yes they have 5 tent pads and 5 rv sites. There is a pit toilet also.

Answered on 9/10/2021:

There are 3 or 4 places to put a tent up with a covered space for your eating and resting needs.
Jarhead6433
30' Arctic Fox 27T
GMC 3500HD
8 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

There are 6 campsites with tent pads of coarse sand/fine gravel on the south side of the campground. There is dirt, but outside the fenced area of the campground, likely not legal to camp there as it's immediately outside a designated campground. Google has some decent images of the campground.
Hermann
NC
30' Grand Design Transcend Xplor
Ford F-150
5 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Hi, there were a lot of tents when we were there. In fact there are areas especially reserved for tents. And it's the perfect spot to visit the Caverns.
Guy
Livingston, TX
40' Tiffin Motorhomes Phaeton
6 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Yes, you can. There is a whole area on the south side of the campground specifically for tents. We stayed there i’m March of this year. There are also several covered camp spots with fire pit in the middle of the the campground, and most RVs line the perimeter. !st come 1st served, but if full there are a couple of pull out you could pitch a tent and there are also 3 other $-0- BLM dispersed camping ares just on the other side of the highway.
powerchick
GA
27' Airstream Globetrotter
Ford F150
4 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

The only possibility I can think of is if you can move the picnic table and camp on that concrete pad. I can send you a pic if that helps.
10 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

Yes. You may need rocks to hold the tent down, we saw people having a hard time staking into the ground. We've also seen people tent on the other side of the fence.
WeAreFunhavers
OR
35' Dutchmen Denali
Dodge Ram 3500
9 reviews

Answered on 9/10/2021:

There is dirt past the fencing if I remember correctly. This place has limited spaces though. It was packed when we went, we had to pull up along the fence, instead of one of the designated spots.