Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
New Mexico > New Mexico State Parks > Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Activity Locator:

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park




Activities within Oliver Lee Memorial State Park:

All Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Outdoor Recreation Activities

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within New Mexico:



Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Copyright: - New Mexico State Parks
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Description - Set amidst this harsh landscape is a quiet green oasis, where water flows year-round and ferns cling to the sides of mossy rocks. This area, known as Dog Canyon, is one of many deep ravines that slice the west-facing flank of the Sacramento Mountains in southern New Mexico.

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park features historical exhibits and a fully restored 19th century ranch house. Park amenities include restrooms and showers. Camping facilities include 44 developed sites, some with electricity. The park is comprised of 200 acres of land and sits at an elevation of 4,300 feet.

Attractions - The park's namesake, Oliver Milton Lee (1865-1941) had one of the most colorful careers in New Mexico history. Life of late 19th century settlers can be experienced through the guided tours of Oliver Lee's ranch headquarters. The ranch has been restored and authentically furnished, providing visitors with a taste of Lee's residency at the ranch.

Flowing water and abundant plants and animals in Dog Canyon attracted both prehistoric and historic inhabitants to the area. Historic Apache used the steep canyon as a stronghold, particularly in the 19th century conflicts with the United States militia.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities include camping, picnicking, hiking on trails, and viewing wildlife.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 11.57 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 62 to highs around 90. Winter temps range from lows of 25 degrees to highs around 53.

Location - Oliver Lee State Park is located near the Sacramento Mts. It lies just south of Alamogorda, NM off of Highway 54.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!


More Information

Contact Information:
Oliver Lee aState Park, 409 Dog Canyon , Alamogondo, NM, 88310, Phone: 505-437-8284

Additional Information:
New Mexico State Parks - The park system includes many lakes and reservoirs, trail systems connecting the parks with federal lands, botanical and geological interpretive sites, botanical gardens, and even a zoo.

Links:
New Mexico State Parks - Park Map
New Mexico State Parks - Official State Parks Web Site
New Mexico State Parks - Official Agency Website

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.