We went there in early October 2007 and we loved it, even extended our stay. We are going back for a long weekend this weekend.
Nice and quiet, beautiful sunrises, awesome views, very friendly staff, very clean restrooms and wonderful shower facility.
The ranger did a splendid job explaining my son the exposition in the ranger station.
I have a feeling this will become our regular escape spot.
My sister and I camped at the Oliver Lee State Park during the week of July 4, 2004 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Electricity to power the a/c really helped make the stay a good one.
The hiking trail is great and we also enjoyed the museum about Oliver Lee/Indians/etc. We saw a mama quail with her babies, Road Runners, Horney Toads, Jack Rabbits and other wildlife. The plants were outstanding and I enjoyed quizzing the people working there about the names of the plants/trees/shrubs.
The campground was clean/quiet/well cared for. We were pretty centrally located to Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Las Cruces, El Paso, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, etc and were able to go sight-seeing each day and return to our camp in the evening. I know we will certainly choose to stay there again.
Attractive, Highway Motor Lodge situated 2 mi from downtown; 4 mi from airport; 8 mi from Holloman AFB & Lincoln
National Forest. Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Newspaper (Free). Refrigerator. Telephone. Television (Cable/Satellite). Microwave Oven. Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Daily ...