Carlsbad Caverns National Park offers no overnight lodging or campgrounds. Primitive Camping is allowed in the backcountry only, and requires a free permit which is issued at the park's visitor center when you arrive (not reservable in advance).
Overnight RV parking is not permitted in the park. Seven miles from the visitor center you will find a campground (RV/tent/cabin) and ammenities in White's City. The town of Carlsbad, New Mexico also has numerous lodging and campground options. Carlsbad is located 20 miles north-east of the park, on highway 62/180. For a list of businesses, please contact the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (575)887-6516 or visit www.carlsbadchamber.com.
The park is surrounded by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and they allow permit-free RV/tent camping. Check with the local Carlsbad BLM office for regulations (575)234-5972.
You may also consider camping at Guadalupe Mountains National Park campground, our "sister park," 40-minutes away across the border of Texas. www.nps.gov/gumo.