May 6, 2017: At the time, we found Alamogordo / White Sands KOA to be the cheapest KOA in New Mexico. That wasn’t the only reason we went there however; it also happened to be in the direction we were headed.
Considering how impressed we were with the Kansas City East / Oak Grove KOA, we figured we couldn’t go wrong here either.
And we didn’t. This KOA was a nice respite from a long two day drive that covered nearly 600 miles. But it wasn’t quite as beautiful. With no grass and very few shade trees, it was almost like parking in a dirt lot with brick walls to separate the spaces. Not exactly a lovely place to spend the weekend, it is however a place to camp if you’re visiting White Sands.
But we’ll give credit where credit is due.
Alamogordo / White Sands KOA is under new ownership and the staff there was very friendly and very accommodating. They filled up my propane tanks and charged it to my space, and made sure I had plenty of hot coffee in the clubhouse. As a result, I found some time to catch up writing my novel.
The 50 AMP pedestal, city water, and sewer connection all worked great. Most of their spaces are pull-through. They actually have a nice off-leash dog area, which happened to be the most shadiest place in the RV park.
We also found the campground very quiet, and for the most part, clean.
During our stay there, we visited White Sands National Monument and McGinn’s Pistachioland. If you want great Mexican food, drive about 15 minutes north to Casa De Suenos in Tularosa.