Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, New Mexico

Once again, we found ourselves at a campground we enjoyed last spring. Oliver Lee is nicely tucked in at the base of the Sacramento Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park: Site #22, this site has water & electric, dump station available, 48 sites, 4,300 foot elevation. February 25th - March 1st.

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Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is located in southern New Mexico, in the United States. The park covers an area of about 640 acres and is situated at an elevation of around 4,300 feet. The park is named after Oliver Milton Lee, a prominent New Mexico rancher and political figure from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Features and Activities

The park is known for its beautiful desert landscape, which features:

  • Rocky canyons
  • Mesas
  • Cliffs

Visitors can enjoy various activities in the park, such as:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife viewing

There are several hiking trails in the park, ranging from easy to moderate difficulty, that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Historic Oliver Lee Ranch House

One of the main attractions in the park is the historic Oliver Lee Ranch House. The ranch house was built in the 1890s.

Exploring the Surrounding Area

The surrounding area of Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is also worth exploring. Here are some nearby attractions:

  • Alamogordo: The nearby town of Alamogordo is home to several attractions, including:
    • White Sands National Park: This national park features the largest gypsum dune field in the world.
    • Museums: Alamogordo has several museums, including the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Toy Train Depot.
  • Three Rivers Petroglyph Site: This site features over 21,000 petroglyphs.
  • Sacramento Mountains: These mountains offer opportunities for hiking, camping, and skiing.

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