Located in Eddy County in the southeastern part of New Mexico, Carlsbad is one of the state's many touristic sites. Home to barely 28,000 people, Carlsbad stretches out across a little over 29 square miles of land. It was founded back in 1888 and originally known as Eddy, in honor of one of its founding citizens, Charles B. Eddy. The name was eventually changed to Carlsbad in honor of a European spa of the same name in the Czech Republic.

More ideas: Best Weekend Getaways, Best Day Trips

The city grew and grew over the years and is currently one of the fastest growing small cities in all of New Mexico. It's a great place to live, work, and visit, situated in close proximity to some beautiful natural areas like the Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

There's a lot to see and do all around Carlsbad, especially for people who like to spend time outdoors and feel at one with nature, and it's a great spot to stop off on a road trip of New Mexico. There are plenty of highly rated RV parks and campgrounds all around the Carlsbad area; read on to learn more about the best RV parks in this city.

- Carlsbad RV Park & Campground - 4301 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220, Phone: 575-885-6333

Conveniently situated mere minutes from central Carlsbad, the Carlsbad RV Park & Campground is one of the top rated RV park locations in the area. This RV park is well-rated for its modern amenities, smart layout, spacious RV sites, and proximity to key local landmarks and attractions like the Carlsbad Caverns, the Living Desert State Park Zoo, and the Pecos River. There’s plenty to do in the local area, and many of the best spots can be reached within less than 15 minutes.

On-site amenities at the Carlsbad RV Park & Campground include super clean restrooms, laundry machines to keep all your clothes and linen clean, a game room providing fun for all the family, a swimming pool, dozens of free cable TV channels, fire pits, BBQs, picnic tables, tire swings, horseshoe pits, a pool table, an RV service center offering supplies and repairs, and more. The site is fully secure and gated off as well, offering a top level of security and peace of mind to every guest. This RV park is also dog friendly, so if you plan on bringing a canine companion along for some fun walks and adventures around the Carlsbad area, the Carlsbad RV Park & Campground is a good choice for you.

- Southwest RV And Trailer Park - 308 E Orchard Ln, Carlsbad, NM 88220, Phone: 575-361-1738

Perfectly situated in the northern part of the city, the Southwest RV And Trailer Park is another great place to stay for your Carlsbad road trip or vacation. This RV park is just minutes away from some top class restaurants and shops, as well as the local beach recreational area and even an 18-hole golf course. With spacious sites and a long list of useful amenities, this RV park provides everything you need to have a great stay. The prices at this Carlsbad RV park are really low, helping you save money on your New Mexico vacation and spend it elsewhere at local stores or eateries.

You can book easily online and the whole process is very simple, with a great team of customer service workers always doing everything they can to ensure that every single stage of your stay at this Carlsbad RV park goes smoothly and without any problems. The park includes full hook-up 30/50 amp sites with all utilities included in the standard rates. It also features a round the clock laundry area with coin operated machines, several Wi-Fi hotspots, and more. What's more, this is a pet-friendly RV park, so if you like to travel with a furry friend, you’ll receive a warm welcome here.

- Aces Over Kings RV Retreat - 2700 E Greene St, Carlsbad, NM 88220, Phone: 877-625-6626

Looking for something a little different for your RV trip into Carlsbad, New Mexico? You'll find exactly what you're looking for at Aces Over Kings RV Retreat, which is situated up in the northeastern part of the city. As the name implies, this RV resort is more than a typical RV park; it's a little slice of Sin City. This is a Las Vegas-themed RV resort with 90 RV spaces and some fun themed decoration like Vegas-style lights and signs. Gambling isn't actually allowed here, but the Vegas theme really helps this RV park stand out from the crowd as a totally unique location.

Owned and operated by a husband and wife team who relocated to the area from Las Cruces, Aces Over Kings RV Resort is just a few miles from the main services and locations of Carlsbad, while also offering a tranquil, natural setting that everyone can enjoy. The sites at this RV park can cater to motor homes and RVs up to 40 feet in length and are fitted with 20, 30, and 50 amp power outlets. All sites get city water too, and the whole park is fully secure and gated off for total peace of mind.