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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

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Address: 409 Dog Canyon Rd, Alamogordo, NM 88310-9496
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Oliver Lee State Park includes historical exhibits and some of southern New...

Oliver Lee State Park includes historical exhibits and some of southern New Mexico's finest views.

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What a surprise

Embarrassed to say it took me five years to get around to visiting the park. I'd driven by many times on the way to El Paso, but from the highway it didn't look like much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jay B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Embarrassed to say it took me five years to get around to visiting the park. I'd driven by many times on the way to El Paso, but from the highway it didn't look like much. HOWEVER, my hubby and I went there on weekend to check out what was there. My, my what a surprise. Fantastic views, great little museum,... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have driven past this park so many times on my way to Ruidoso but never stopped till this weekend. Wow! What a beautiful hike I've been missing. It is a rather long in and out hike that is a little over 5 miles each way. You do need some degree of good conditioning but if you take it slow... More 

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Austin TX
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 desert at the base of Dog Canyon. The campsites are well spaced and have great... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are not close together at all. A really nice get-away!

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Thank Michael G
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 up to the canyon walls, but it's not for the casual visitor. Nice campground area... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 sun...

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Campo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this campground. The sites are far apart with plenty of room for children and pets.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 scenery, several different cacti, road runners, and really beautiful sunsets. Great place to hang out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the area. The volunteer in the visitor centre was very helpful in giving me some... More 

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