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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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  • Very nice view ! Quiet site and close to the national park of "White sands", and the city of Alamogordo (to do our shopping). The hosts who take care of the campground are really nice and very... 
    Very nice view ! Quiet site and close to the national park of "White sands", and the city of Alamogordo (to do our shopping). The hosts who take care of the campground are really nice and very...  more »
  • We stayed one night at this campground after visiting Valley of Fires and White Sands NP. The campground was great. We had two tents (one 6 person and one two person) and could fit both on the tent....  more
    We stayed one night at this campground after visiting Valley of Fires and White Sands NP. The campground was great. We had two tents (one 6 person and one two person) and could fit both on the tent....  more »
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  • One of my wife’s favorites in all America. Spots were a bit snug for our Grand Design 5ver but we fit at an angle. That angle paid off for the incredible sunset views. Bathrooms were clean and well kept Parks hosts were very friendly and lent us sleds and wax to visit White Sands. White Sands was less than 30 minutes away and worth staying here to visit the National Park. Have a fire, relax with an adult beverage, and be amazed at one of the prettiest sunsets you’ll ever enjoy. Will stay again
  • Incredible. I only made it about a half a mile up the trail and then back down in three hours. Very steep climb, lots of reasons to stop and look at the view. Shout out to Stan who clearly loves his job and this canyon! Very informative and you can tell he delights in talking to the guests! I'm going to plan on coming back in the spring, making sure I have campground reservations, and make a full day/night of the hike. I wanna get all the way through!

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