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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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Not like I remember but worth the drive

Seems like we used to hike a lot further to see Frenchie's but now that I'm pushing 60 I won't... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Teresa R
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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Perfect time of the year!

We visited in a travel trailer over the weekend. There are only a few sites with water and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Mk119505
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Oliver Lee State Park includes historical exhibits and some of southern New Mexico's finest views.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (12 reviews)
“camping area” (5 reviews)
“nature trail” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
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 29 October 2017

Seems like we used to hike a lot further to see Frenchie's but now that I'm pushing 60 I won't complain about the short walk. I did walk down the trail to the river but it's been wash pretty bad and was hard to follow....More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited in a travel trailer over the weekend. There are only a few sites with water and electricity, and those sites are usually full. No matter, though, as there are numerous sites in this little state park, and if you are fully self-contained with...More

1  Thank Mk119505
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This park is relatively quiet (unless you stay near the bathrooms which have a loud sound emanating from the bathroom fans) and has scenic views. There is a small visitor center and some trails. Dog run .5 mile trail is ashort but interesting trail that...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This campground has some sites with a shade shelter and some that don't. I believe the ones with the shelter are available with a reservation. The sites are nicely spread apart and fairly private. The bathroom was large, clean and had 2 showers. There was...More

Thank Chris L
Kate G, Manager at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Our park has seven reservable spots. Sites 28 and 30 have shelters but no electricity. Site 29 has no shelter or electricity. Sites 1-4 have water and electric but no shelter. There are some first-come first-served sites available...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

My husband and I went to Oliver Lee Memorial State park on Wednesday about 2 hours before sundown. We were planning to hike the Riparian Nature trail which is a 1/2 mile loop. That trail and the Dog Canyon trail start behind the visitor center....More

Thank M J
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We love visiting state parks all over the country. We enjoyed our visit to Oliver Lee Memorial SP. The road driving into the park provides great picture opportunities of the mountains as you drive closer and closer. There is a $5 fee per vehicle which...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Breathtakingly and jawdroppingly beautiful hike to the rim of Dog Canyon. Quite strenuous, especially the part between the Line Cabin (milemarker 3) and the rim (milemarker 4), be careful here! Last mile is quite level. Hike end at dirt road. Beautiful views at White Sands...More

Thank Zeeburger1970
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This place is cool. It will leave you awestruck, just looking at the beauty of the mountain, next to the desert. The riparian trail was really nice also. Bring sunglasses, and water! I wouldn't recommend hiking it alone, because of the mountain lions, and the...More

Thank Lando G
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Views, gorgeous light, lots of vegetation and fun trails. The trails are shady in the morning. Go early.

Thank Traveler-In-Progress
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My hubby and I enjoy going here for a bit of hiking. I also enjoy having a bbq and bonfire at night. The sky at night is magnificent. They have campgrounds but I don't camp.

Thank terryhP9283XZ
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kennedysmom1983
18 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
25 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
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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