• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Closures and Missile Tests

    Upcoming Missile Tests: From time to time the missile range that surrounds us performs missile testing that may require the closure of the park or Highway 70. Please follow the link below for up to date information on closures More »

  • Summer Monument Hours

    The monument currently opens at 7 a.m. and closes roughly 1 hour after sunset. More »

  • Road Safety Corridor

    The first four miles of Dunes Drive is a road safety corridor. Slowing or stopping in the corridor is prohibited. Dune Life Nature and Playa trails are also temporarily closed. The staff of White Sands National Monument apologizes for the inconvenience.

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 yucca growing on a dune

Some species of plants can survive burial by a moving dune by a process called "stem elongation." As the sand rises, the plants quickly grow upward to keep their leaves above the rising sand.