Lincoln National Forest and White Sands National Monument area and Community Information 

The Lincoln National Forest is quietly located in the south central portion of New Mexico. This is a large national forest that covers over 1 million acres and is home to four different counties. Possibly the most notable attraction in the area is the White Sands national monument which encompasses the white sand dunes that hold distinct gypsum crystals that are not found anywhere else. The Lincoln National Forest and White Sands National Monument are two attractions that are great to visit although many people do not know that they can enjoy the scenery year-round by living in one of the many communities that are found in the area. If you want to find homes for sale that are closest to the monument, you will want to look around the city of Alamogordo. This is the county seat of Otero County and is in close proximity to the White Sands national monument. Here, you will find a medium sized town with everything folks have come to enjoy about smaller town living.


The Lincoln National Forest is riddled with rich history dating all the way back to its name. The forest was named after the possibly the most famous president, Abraham Lincoln in 1902 and is also known as the birthplace of Smokey Bear. Smokey was created in 1944 and continues to promote fire safety by using his motto “Only you can prevent forest fires.” Visitors flock to the national monument and the forest every year for not only the recreation opportunities that are found all year long, but also to enjoy the rich history that the forest has to offer.


There are numerous parks in the Lincoln National Forest and White Sands national monument. These parks are not all named but they all offer various recreation opportunities from dune buggy riding to hiking and horseback riding. There is truly something for everyone in this mild climate environment.

Activities and Attractions

It is no secret that there is no shortage of activities in Lincoln National Forest but in the winter, things really come to life. Southern New Mexico is not known for cold, snowing winters but there is a place where ski bums can thrive on the wild mountain runs. Ski Apache is a polpular ski area in New Mexico and one that everyone can enjoy. Offering ski rentals and lessons, you don’t need to own your own equipment or even know how to ski, they will provide everything to you for a small fee.

If you are a current home buyer who is looking for properties near a popular but secluded national forest, then you need to check out the abundance of homes and real estate for sale in the areas bordering the Lincoln National Forest. This area will offer something for everyone in your family while giving you the feel of the wilderness and small town living. Contact Jim and Sharon Hamilton today to find the perfect home for you and your family.

Jim & Sharon Hamilton
Jim & Sharon Hamilton
New Mexico Real Estate Brokers
2204 Tumblewed Draw Alamogordo NM 88310