Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo

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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, whose two tracts preserve a canyon in the Sacramento Mountains and Oliver Lee's historic 19th-century ranch house. The 640-acre (260 ha) park is located in Otero County at an elevation of 4,363 feet (1,330 m). It is situated at the base of Dog Canyon and provides opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, a nature trail, and guided tours of the ranch house.

The Dog Canyon National Recreational Trail climbs to provide views of the Tularosa Basin and the Organ Mountains. Nearby are the community of Alamogordo and White Sands National Park. Oliver Lee Memorial State Park was established in 1980.
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  • We camped in our tent for one night at this park. The views were stunning and expansive. The sites were large and included a shelter from the sun/rain. The bathrooms were clean, and included hot... 
    We camped in our tent for one night at this park. The views were stunning and expansive. The sites were large and included a shelter from the sun/rain. The bathrooms were clean, and included hot...  more »
  • Would be a 5 but our campsite required more then 3" to make our class C level. There are a lot of level sites but unfortunately ours wasn't one. The views are magnificent and the sites are quite big.....  more
    Would be a 5 but our campsite required more then 3" to make our class C level. There are a lot of level sites but unfortunately ours wasn't one. The views are magnificent and the sites are quite big.....  more »
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  • Honestly the campsite was amazing! Beautiful scenery. Really clean. It was an easy in and out. Facilities were really nice and it’s super dog friendly. The biggest complaint is that they were doing some maintenance on the grounds and the workers showed up at 7am (fine because that’s when quiet hours end) but then instead of being courteous, they were yelling at each other and everyone in the general facility could hear. Our campsite was right next to where they were doing the maintenance and the workers pulled into our spot, which was not cool. Our dog went crazy and we couldn’t go back to sleep. Checkout is at 11am so our biggest suggestion would be for the grounds to schedule maintenance then so that guests aren’t as disturbed.
  • Paved roads, graveled sites. Some hard to get level. Nice bathrooms and showers. Reserved sites half empty, walk in sites scattered, there's a sign. We called. We need a better system. Great hosts. Some cool trails and beautiful views. Remote yet not too far. Electric and water, some dry. Dump. Up high, so can be windy and cold. I am updating my review in April 2022. All sites are reserve only through reserveamerica.com. There are RV sites available and tent sites and in between. Don’t forget to take the free tour of the Oliver Lee Ranch house on Friday Saturday or Sunday. The campsites are a real bargain

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