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 »
New Monument Hours
The monument currently opens at 8 a.m. and closes roughly 1 hour after sunset. More »
Invasive species, or non-native plants or animals that have been introduced into an area, are often very detrimental to native plants, animals and ecosystems. At White Sands National Monument, various measures have been devised to help reduce the effect these organisms have on the park's delicate ecosystem.
Did You Know?
Three species of lizards, one pocket mouse and numerous species of insects have evolved a white coloration for survival in the white sands.