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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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Gorgeous views of the Otero Basin

Take the time to go into the visitors center to learn about the area. Good trails for hiking. They give tours of the old Oliver Lee ranch house on Saturdays. Good camp/RV sites.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to go into the visitors center to learn about the area. Good trails for hiking. They give tours of the old Oliver Lee ranch house on Saturdays. Good camp/RV sites.

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Odessa, Texas
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was a welcoming escape from the wind on the day we visited. Lots of old west articles on display and items from local history. The garden was still a nice stroll despite the wind. Was interesting to see it from the basin for once.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I needed somewhere to stay with our 35ft rig near Whitesands NP. We found this little gem. Hosts were lovely and helpful and even loaned my daughter a sled for playing at Whitesands. Place was immaculate. Views were stunning. Visitors centre interesting and educational and the walking trails were fun. We only intended in overnighting and ended... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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