Oliver Lee State Park
575-437-8284 | http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/oliverleestatepark.html
409 Dog Canyon Rd. Alamogordo, NM
Visit the restored 19th-century ranch house of Oliver Lee, an influential settler in the New Mexican territory and the namesake of the Oliver Lee State Park. Situated south of Alamogordo in the Sacramento Mountains, the park lies at the mouth of Dog Canyon, where a trail takes you to an oasis of pools beneath shady cottonwoods. The Dog Canyon Recreational Trail offers striking views of the Tularosa Basin to the west and the Organ Mountains to the south. The park offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, camping, picnics and wildlife sightings.