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Friday, November 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, November 5
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Coffee & Conversation
Join us in the visitor center for coffee. Park volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about our area's history, plants, and wildlife. This is your chance to be social, meet your fellow campers, and maybe learn something new. This event is made possible by the Friends of Dog Canyon once a month.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, November 5
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505) 344-7240




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Friday, November 11
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, November 12
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1.5 hours long. The mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet the volunteer naturalist on the west side of the parking lot at the start of the trail, near the bulletin board. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240




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Friday, November 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Friday, November 18
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ute Lake
New Mexico Boating Basics Class
Get ready for next summer! The New Mexico boating basics classes are starting up again. The classes are FREE and will take place at the Logan Municipal School Ag building, classroom 2, in Logan, New Mexico. Please call the Ute Lake visitor center at (575) 487-2284 to register, or sign up at the Logan School Office.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, November 19
05:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
MUSIC AND STARS
Join us for a night of music and star gazing. The park observatory will be open as well as other scopes set up for viewing night sky objects.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-524-4068




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Saturday, November 19
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Star Party
Join us for the last star party of the year as we focus on Mars. Presented by the Alamogordo Astronomer’s Group. Meet at the Oliver Lee State Park Group Shelter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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