Main Park Phone Numbers Not in Service
The two main phone numbers to the park, 378-6399 and 378-6300, are not in service at this time. Voicemail is not functioning. Please call the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395 between 8:30-6:00 MST to reach a staff member.
Laws & Policies
2014 Great Sand Dunes National Preserve Compendium of Regulations (for mountainous portion of the National Park Service lands; .pdf file)
Collecting antlers is not allowed anywhere within Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
As of February 22, 2010, a federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit Colorado's constitution and laws, or visit Colorado's state website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. The following federal facilities at Great Sand Dunes are prohibited areas: Visitor Center, Headquarters Building, and all other administrative and maintenance buildings.
Hunting is allowed in season in Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, but is not permitted in Great Sand Dunes National Park. All hunters much register. Refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park Compendium of Regulations above.
Did You Know?
In average to wet years, Medano Creek is a popular beach environment at Great Sand Dunes. When creek flow is high, some children even raft the shallow waters. More...