Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, New Mexico

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is located 8 miles (13 km) south of Alamogordo, New Mexico. A local astronomy club, the Amateur Astronomers Group of Alamogordo, New Mexico, hosts monthly star parties in the park. With the Sacramento Mountains as a backdrop, the state park includes the historic Oliver Lee Ranch House, year-round camping in the Chihuahuan Desert, and oasis pools in Dog Canyon. At an elevation of 4,400 feet (1,341 meters), the park offers an easy hike on the Riparian Nature Trail or a strenuous trek up Dog Canyon Trail.

July 8, 2016

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