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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  • Super cool hike and 7 mile brisk walk up to one of the most historic places for earlier settlers in New Mexico Frenchy's cabin. 4 ecosystems on the hike, beautiful views and awesome wildlife. You...  more »
  • Camped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Site #2. Water and electric site – dump station on site. Love this Park, will return. Pros...  more »
  • The campground is excellent. Bathroom and showers are great. With a cell booster we had great service. The park should be named Frenchies as he did all the Man-made rock walls around the area and up the mountains. Oliver lee was richer, so there you go. You're not too far from Alamogordo or White Sands when you stay here. I love the New Mexico State Parks.
  • This was probably our favorite campground on our 2-1/2 month trip around the western half of the USA. We regret we only stayed two nights. The sites were spacious and the facilities in good condition. Spectacular views.

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