Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center Closed on May 13, 2015
The Great Sand Dunes visitor center including the exhibit area and bookstore will be closed all day on Wednesday, May 13 while staff works on the Medano Pass Primitive Road. Rangers will still be on patrol. Restrooms, water fountains, and general information such as free park maps, visitor guides, and passport cancellation stamps will be available at the visitor center entry way. Backpackers can self register for backpacking permits in the National Park. However, rangers will not be available to assist with backcountry trip planning. Visitors interested in a backcountry permit can visit the park Backpacking Page for more information on park backcountry campsite locations and rules and regulations.
The park and preserve remain accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The campground, and other developed areas of the park will remain open for visitors to enjoy. First-come, first-serve and by-reservation campsites are available at the Pinon Flats Campground for $20/night. The campground is located, 1 mile further down the park road, south of the visitor center.
The visitor center will reopen on May 14, 2015 from 9am to 4:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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