Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

History & Culture

Historic Roots

Water, plants and wildlife in Dog Canyon attracted prehistoric and historic inhabitants to the area. Apache used the rugged canyon as a stronghold in 19th-century conflicts with the United States Army.

Oliver Lee

Oliver Milton Lee (1865-1941) had a colorful career in New Mexico history. Experience life of late 19th-century settlers at Lee's ranch headquarters, now restored and authentically furnished. The ranch house is open to the public by guided tour only.

*The Oliver Lee Ranch House and comfort station are closed for renovations until further notice. For the most up-to-date status, call (505) 437-8284 or visit the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park website.