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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

409 Dog Canyon Rd, 8 miles south of Alamogordo on US 54 then 4 miles east on Dog Canyon Rd., Alamogordo, NM 88310-9496
+1 575-437-8284
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Pleasant surprise

We chose this park for convenience, not for the park itself. We liked it so much that we extended... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
augerAustinTX
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Austin TX
Awesome view for campers. We'll hit this again.

Though it is a bit tough to level out at some campsites, the view is worth the trouble. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Michael G
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Aurora, Colorado
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Oliver Lee State Park includes historical exhibits and some of southern New Mexico's finest views.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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409 Dog Canyon Rd, 8 miles south of Alamogordo on US 54 then 4 miles east on Dog Canyon Rd., Alamogordo, NM 88310-9496
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We chose this park for convenience, not for the park itself. We liked it so much that we extended our stay. It's a great location for exploring the area. It's close to Alamogordo for supplies. The park itself is really pleasant - in the Chihuahuan...More

Thank augerAustinTX
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Though it is a bit tough to level out at some campsites, the view is worth the trouble. Absolutely gorgeous area and full hookups are available, W/E/S. No cable or wifi, though we picked up local tv stations. Quiet as can be and parking spots...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The park visitor center has a nice collection of artifacts and interpretive displays that tell the history of the area, specifically Dog Canyon. The nature trail winds along the creekbed with shade from cottonwoods - a very pretty area. For the adventurous, there's a hike...More

Thank Meanderman01
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's relatively small but has some nice trails and campsites. The volunteers are friendly and the park is kept clean. I was not impressed with the shower pressure/function but the bathrooms were clean. There isn't much shade, making tent camping uncomfortable with the New Mexico...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

On our way from San Diego County to Dallas, Texas we stopped here for 4 nights and, if we weren't on a schedule, I could have stayed longer. Beautiful views, beautiful trails, beautiful stars, nice large sites. There is nothing bad I can say about...More

Thank SnapDragonfly
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very clean, large campsites. Many are walk-ups, only a few are reservable it's about 9 miles from Alamogordo, but still provides very easy access to the White Sands Monument and the Missile Centre. There are a couple of nice hikes right in the park, beautiful...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Whether for a guick hike, long walk, RV or camp out OLMSP is a excellent well kept and managed facility.

Thank Rocky S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is only a small park, though it does have a few hiking trails and a small visitor centre. The campground seems to be very popular as it's a small one, and it's location makes it pretty quiet, not to mention the great views in...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is about 15 miles south of Alamogordo, NM on US 54. From the highway it is about 4 miles to the park on a two-lane secondary road, so don’t give up. This is a well-kept and pleasant park. The gravel...More

2  Thank Greg K
Reviewed 31 May 2016

What a wonderful little park! We camped here 2 nights and absolutely loved it. It's quiet even though you're only 4 miles from a major road and the views of the canyon and of White Sands are amazing! The bathrooms are clean (well, the women's...More

Thank Kellie D
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kennedysmom1983
Are there any places nearby to go fishing?
17 March 2017|
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Response from RodNewMexico | Reviewed this property |
Ruidoso is the closest fishing. Refer to previos answer.
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cxcroadtripper
Hi, I've heard this is a great campsite but that there may be issues about the campsites not being level vis a vis an RV. Are some better than others? Thanks
24 January 2017|
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Response from aventuress | Reviewed this property |
Big rigs and small we saw no issues. The sites look level and the place is great!
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Mary F
Is this a park for camping/RVing? If so, how many sites are there?
3 January 2017|
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Response from augerAustinTX | Reviewed this property |
We had a trailer in Site 2 which was fairly level. Site 1 across from us also looked fairly level. Great stay.
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