Oliver Lee Memorial State Park - New Mexico

View of campground from Dog Canyon Trail

 

This state park is located near Alamogordo and has 44 developed campsites, some with electric and water hookups, some dry camping only, and some sites reservable. The location makes for a beautiful setting and close enough to town to enjoy the tourist spots (White Sands National Monument, White Sands Missile Range, Space Museum, restaurants, etc.).

This area is known as Dog Canyon as has a history of being a route used by people for over 4,000 years for traversing from the lowland desert into the mountains. The availability of water in the canyon made this location ideal for a stopover campsite. The Visitor’s Center at the campground provides more information on the history of this area.

 

Campground: Oliver Lee State Park
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico (12 miles south)
Site: 2
Cost: $14
Services: E (30 AMP), W
Comments: A beautiful campground set in the foothills of the Sacramento Mountains with fabulous views of the Tularosa Basin and the San Andreas Mountains to the west.

 

The campground is a tiered campground with hookups in the upper sites and dry camping in the lower sites. All (or most) sites are spacious with great views.  Some sites looked a bit unlevel but depending on the size of your rig you may be able to find a level area within a site.