Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is another great desert park. It has a wide selection of plants and spectacular views from all the sites. They have a nice visitor center, a cactus garden and a few nice trails, including the Dog Canyon National Recreational Trail into the adjacent Lincoln National Forest. From our site, we can see the Sacramento Mountains which the campground is right up against and views of White Sands and the San Andreas and Organ Mountains in the distance the other way.
While we were there, the Turks Head Cactus was in bloom. Beautiful plant.
The campground is only about 12 miles from the town of Alamogordo and we did some grocery shopping while there. Friday we are going to go to White Sands, which is the main reason we wanted to stay in the area.