8.7 Excellent
     
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Alamogordo, New Mexico



409 Dog Canyon Rd
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Phone: (505) 437-8284

Sites: 44
Recent Rate: $14 2/2017

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Latitude: 32.747913344247
Longitude: -105.91615587473
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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41 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park with beautiful views and great sunsets. Sites are large and spacious with lots of room between sites. We had an Electric and water site but no sewer (there are a couple of those as well as lots with no electric). Bathrooms and showers were clean and well kept. I still cannot get used to the push button (for 30 seconds of water) type of shower and again hard to control the temp. There is an interesting visiting center as well Do be aware that your GPS may send you the wrong way and you will end up on dirt road. Ignore "her" and stay on highway 54 until Dog Canyon Road (state park sign here as well) and take this nice paved road to the park and not the "something ranch road". We will return here during the warmer weather season to explore the area some more. It is a quick 25 min ride to White Sands Monument from here. momdoc. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 3 loop A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 153
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is yet another in a series of beautiful NM parks that we have stayed at. There are some hookup sites, but on a Saturday in October they were all taken. The NHU sites are fine though. The sites all differ. Some have picnic shelters, some just tables. Most are not super long, but they are very large sites widely spaced and the desert scenery is lovely. The view is great too. Didn't use the facilities so can't comment. Most of the sites will require leveling, though. We had to try several before we could find one where we didn't have to use blocks. No wi-fi of course, but Verizon signal was strong. We've been on the road for a year and a half to 23 states and the NM state park system is overall the best state parks value we have found. Well done, NM! We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is located on a sloping alluvial plain, at the base of the mountains and adjacent to the opening of Dog Canyon. A few sites, with electric hook-ups, will accommodate moderate or small size motorhomes or trailers. The sites are spacious with native vegetation, and a few are level. Most sites are not level and can be difficult to park-in for large size vehicles. During our recent stay, off-season, there was no park staff and no campground host. Late night arrivals were a common disturbing feature. Without any staff present, day or night, the local residents make nightly runs to fill the dumpsters, use the restroom, and hunt wildlife. There was not really any need for us to pay the camping fee. No one checked and no one cared. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent State park! Very scenic as you are camping on a ridge that overlooks mountains. Spacious sites. I recommend sites 1 to 5. Had to maneuver my rv sideways to get the best views,but was large site so no issues. Excellent hiking trails up the mountain and down to the vally. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great visitor center with lots of history. Definitely do the hiking trails if your up to it.

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Oliver Lee State Park is about 9 miles southwest of Alamogordo on US 54, then 4 miles east up Dog Canyon road up a long ascending slope to the base of the abrupt cliff faces of the Sacramento Mountains where the narrow Dog Canyon exits the mountain. There are two loops with electricity on 14 loop A sites and 4 on loop B according to the CG map. Some sites have shelters. Roads are paved, sites gravel and most not level. I lucked out to get site 25 which had previously been a host site so had sewer as well and was level. There is a dump station near the entrance. Gorgeous views of Tularosa valley and the mountain cliffs. All sorts of interesting dessert plants abound, some in bloom. Small visitor center with nice historical exhibits some featuring "Frenchy" a French immigrant who solo build long still existing rock walls by and up the steep canyon slopes to fence his livestock and an orchard, and Oliver Lee, rancher. A quiet beautiful place worth a stay. Just wish more level sites for all. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

One of our favorite parks. We camp here twice a year. The park has gotten very popular with overnighters so reservations are needed for weekends. We got there on a weekday before 4PM and got the last first come site with W&E. No wind this trip but winds can be a problem in NM in the spring. If you are using GPS don't let it send you down Taylor Ranch RD unless you enjoy rough roads. Stay on Hwy 70 until you see the brown state park sign pointing to the park. It is not a scenic drive but the park is wonderful when you get to it. There are 2 loops . The lower loop does not have hookups but usually has vacant sites and the same wonderful views. There is a train but it is pretty far away. Normally we don't even hear it. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 17 Loop A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Hike Dog Canyon if you are up for a climb or drive up to Cloudcroft for a hike and lunch at Dave's.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Spacious and open, gravel site with a fire ring, picnic table and patio. Windy, windy, windy. Camper rocked every night from the gusts, but the location, views, and peacefulness were beyond compare. We were on the highest point, but heard others felt winds too. Hiked Dog Canyon trail to Lime Cabin. Strenuous but great up the side and of the Sacramento Mountains. 4500 to 5800 elevation. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Hike, see White Sands, visit Cloudcroft and Three Rivers.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Incredible views up against a mountain and overlooking the valley! Sites are indeed square and a little difficult to get into, but they are well-spread out and private, and all have terrific views. Water and electric are located at the back of sites, not at the side, so you might need longer cords and hoses, depending on how you choose to park. I was lucky to get one of the perfectly level sites, which was nice. I backed in parallel to the road and so the rear of my rig was near the hookups, which worked out fine. Very pretty desert setting overall. There is a small visitor center and several hiking paths, plus a small cactus garden. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Close to White Sands National Monument. Don't miss it and make sure you go hiking barefoot! Soft sand feels wonderful on your feet.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

As stated by others, many of the sites are not level. We could not get level in a couple of them with 3" of blocks. While the sites are good size and well separated, many are almost square and a long rig is hard to position. We had to block the road while unhooking and hooking up. Some sites have covered picnic tables while others do not. As stated by others, the power voltage was low and the park was not near full. Some of the power pedistals were out of order. All the pedistals appeared to be old and only 30 amp. There was a notice in the restroom/shower building that they would be making repairs to the electrical system soon. This park is not nearly as nice as most of the other New Mexico State Parks that we have stayed at. If you have pets, keep an eye open for rattlesnakes. We saw our first one within the first 2 hours that we were in the campground. It was sunning itself right on the edge of the road in loop A. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A-7
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park just south of the city of Alamogordo, NM. It's a state park with about 10 or so first come first served sites with the rest being reserved through reserveamerica. We went in without a reservation on a Monday a.m. and found a great site with water and electricity. Leveling can be a problem in some of the sites. The views of 100's of miles of desert in one direction and the mountains in the other are amazing. The campground is on the side of a mountain so we're literally looking over the top of the camper below us and he's quite a distance away. The personnel at the desk were great. This park is definitely good for a 2-3 day stay if not more. One of our favorites so far in a 9 month trip. Verizon MiFi good. 3 bars of 4G on cell phone. TV good on antenna. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There are a number of things to do in the area, i.e., hikes, museums, pistachio farms, etc. White Sands National Monument not far off.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Close to White Sands, south a ways from Alamogordo, backed up to Apache tribal land.

Great separation of sites, grand view as the camp is elevated up a mountain side.

And the stars at night, the stars... We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay at this park at least once a year. Only a few of the sites with water and hookups are on the reservation system and they aren't the best sites so we don't make reservations. We try to get there before 4 PM and usually score a site with hookups. This time we didn't. But there were plenty of dry camping sites. We got an excellent site with terrific views. We were only there for one night so it was no big deal. This park has become very popular since it was put on the review site so if hookups are essential for your camping experience make a reservation. Otherwise take the chance. If the electric/water sites are all full go to the dry sites. If you are staying more than one night you can generally get one of the non reserveable electric sites in the morning when people start leaving. The $10 rate is for dry camping. NOTE TO TENTERS--Except for weekends, holidays and spring break you probably won't need reservations. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the village of Cloudcroft on top of the mountain. Hike in the Lincoln National Forrest--there are 77 hiking trails in Cloudcroft.

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Review Count: 300
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 56

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We actually only paid $4 per night for a 30 amp service site and water since we purchased an annual pass. When we stayed the park was very quiet since there were fewer than a dozen other campers. The park is wonderfully dark at night so that you can see the amazing night sky. Our site was very level, but many of the sites are very unlevel. A few of the sites are reservation sites but most are first-come. We had very strong Verizon with 4G. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. Our electric service was fairly low voltage but it never got low enough that our power management system cut power ; it might be a problem if the park were full and everyone was using an AC. There is a short nature trail and a long, hard hike up to the mesa top. The park is a ways outside of Alamogordo, but still close enough to be convenient. It makes a good base for visiting White Sands National Monument. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night. The park is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Tularosa Valley and close to White Sands National Monument. Most of the pull-through spots are by reservation, as the non-reservation spots are smaller, but satisfactory as back-ins. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Visitors Center has lots of information about the history, geology and flora & fauna of the area. There are walking trails, some with interpretive panels.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park overlooking Alamogordo. Great price for water and electric. There are not many sites with water and electric so reservations may be needed during peak season. There are lots of dry camping sites with access to water and restrooms close by. Would stay here again. We camped at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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