Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Things To Do

Ranch House

The park’s namesake, Oliver Milton Lee (1865-1941) was one of the most colorful figures in New Mexico history. Life of the late 19th century settlers can be experienced through the guided tours of Oliver Lee’s ranch headquarters. The ranch house has been restored and authentically furnished, providing visitors with a taste of Lee’s residency at the ranch. The ranch house is open to the public by guided tour only. Tours are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Special tours and programs are available on request.

*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.


Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is the trailhead for the Dog Canyon National Recreation Trail in the adjacent Lincoln National Forest. This difficult, 6-mile trail has splendid views of the surrounding desert and White Sands National Monument.


Oliver Lee Memorial State Park has a group picnic shelter, handicap accessible picnic tables and grills, and various other picnic areas.