Monday, January 13, 2014

OLIVER LEE STATE PARK, Alamogordo, NM-Review

Thursday, 1/2/13 - 1/12/13 (11 days)
Oliver Lee State Park, Alamogordo, NM (White Sands)
$16./per night Site#3
Our rating 5 out of 5
Sites: Very nice sized sites. Each have a clean fire ring and picnic table. The no hook up sites also have a cement  shade covering. Stated only for 30' or shorter. Our 35' 5th wheel fit in site #3 with no problems.
Hook ups: FHU, only a few, so MAKE RESERVATIONS. Others are no hookups but nice.
Bathrooms: Clean
Laundry: none
Pets: Welcome. We had 3 dogs with no issues. Plenty of room to walk the dogs.
WiFi: None
Verizon Internet: Good
Sprint Internet: Good
Satellite: Clear view, no high trees
Verizon cell: Good
AT&T cell: No bars
Book Exchange No
Activities: Ranger programs.
Mail delivery accepted: No
Area/Town/Sights: Not many places to choose for groceries. But there is a Super Walmart about 10 miles away. Quite a few restaurants with good ratings.
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Campground from afar
I participated in the Ranch House tour (free), Ranger guided. The Ranch house was owned by Oliver Lee and after being abandoned for many years, Disney used the site for the movie "Scandalous John".
I also participated in the star viewing one night with astronomers from a local club.They had about 10 different telescopes set up from basic home models to larger models.
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Oliver Lee Campground has been a quiet place. We've really enjoyed our stay here.
We met a family from Nova Scotia who have a beautiful Irish Setter, Bridget. I met another full timer, Tracy, from Montana, living in an Airstream. She and her husband have a mixed breed adopted dog from a kill shelter. His name is Arlo. Scary looking dog with golden eyes, but a real sweetheart. Somehow we got on the subject of crafting and she stopped by our campsite so I could teach her to crochet a hat. She knew the basics of crochet, so she was an easy student. When I stopped by her site the next day, she had it almost finished.

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