• 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.

Weddings

Wedding
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Congratulations! You've set a date and would like to take your wedding vows surrounded by the shimmering dunes of White Sands National Monument. We know that you've got a lot to plan, so we've made sure that the process for reserving your wedding day is very simple.

The first thing you need to do is download and complete the application. Once you've completed the application, return it to use along with the non-refundable $25 processing fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order (payable to the National Park Service) to:

Special Park Uses
White Sands National Monument
PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330

It takes approximately 4 business days for your application to be processed. You will then be contacted in regards to the disposition of your application and given the necessary steps to secure the final permit.

For more information, download our wedding brochure. You can also download the Dunes Drive map to help direct guests where to go.

Did You Know?

Photo of white lizard

Three species of lizards, one pocket mouse and numerous species of insects have evolved a white coloration for survival in the white sands.