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Nice campground

We have been there just overnight in a campground.There is a water and electricity in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ludek S
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Sibrina Czech republic
set against the mountains

The 1 mile riparian loop is easy, scenic and quiet with only the sound of the adjacent stream. A... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
jeanne003
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Set against the west-facing escarpment of the Sacramento Mountains, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park features scenic views from 44 campsites, historical exhibits and a fully restored 19th century ranch house. Springs from Dog Canyon support a variety...more
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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 5 days ago

We have been there just overnight in a campground.There is a water and electricity in campsite.Absolutely great ablution block.Clean toilets,hot shower all the day.Nice views to the valley and nice sunset.

Thank Ludek S
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We reserved online for a stop over while passing through. GPS took us down a grated road, so be careful to set your preferences to avoid. There was no shade whatsoever in our site, so I am glad I had not planned a longer stay....More

Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed April 11, 2018

The 1 mile riparian loop is easy, scenic and quiet with only the sound of the adjacent stream. A shaded picnic table perfect for a little picnic or snack.

Thank jeanne003
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is our third visit here and we do enjoy it. We were in a tent this time at site # 15 which is one of the few with cabana covering the picnic table. This side has a long walk up to the clean restrooms...More

Thank Kirk H
Kate G, Manager at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

I'm so glad you noticed the tent pads. We're trying to make it easier for our tenters. We plan to add six first-come first-served tent pads and one in a reservation site. Come back and see us again and try one of them out!

Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This park is very well maintained. Only a few of the sites are reservable. Most are first come. Love that. If you get a chance take the ranch tour. The area is rich in history. There are also a few great hikes in the park....More

Thank robertj627
Kate G, Manager at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

I'm so glad you liked our park! Thank you for the feedback on liking the first come sites being the majority.

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We went for a late afternoon picnic and hike. We did the trail right up next to the water and then back up to the parking lot. They offer hiking sticks to borrow at that top of the hill by their office/museum. Nice little hike,...More

Thank delited
Kate G, Manager at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed our short nature trail. The stream flows year round and is such a treat in this desert landscape.

Reviewed February 7, 2018

You can spend time in the Visitor's Center, camp, go hiking..............enjoy nature and escape noise, traffic and other irritants.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed December 31, 2017

In Alamogordo mostly to see White Sands (having been drawn there by the enchanting books The Green Glass Sea and White Sands, Red Menance) we went to Oliver Lee SP for a short warm-up hike offering some first-time-in-the-desert photo ops. It was a nondescript day...More

4  Thank Charlie B
Reviewed October 28, 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 October 21, 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
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kennedysmom1983
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Response from RodNewMexico | Reviewed this property |
Ruidoso is the closest fishing. Refer to previos answer.
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cxcroadtripper
January 24, 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
January 2, 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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