• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact us in one of several ways.

Mailing Address:

White Sands National Monument
P.O. Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330

Physical Address (for FedEx, UPS, etc):

White Sands National Monument
19955 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Email:

whsa_interpretation@nps.gov

Phone:

(575) 479-6124

GPS Coordinates:

If you are using a hand held GPS device and would like our coordinates, the WHSA visitor center is located at 32º 46' 45" North, 106º 10' 19" West.

Did You Know?

Photo of hiker on the dunes

Only the top few inches of the gypsum dunes are made of loose sand. Rainwater falling on the dunes dissolves some of the gypsum and cements the sand grains together, creating a crude form of plaster of Paris. This makes the white sand dunes easy to walk on.