• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Fees & Reservations

ENTRANCE FEES

$3 per person (good for 7 days with receipt). We accept checks, cash, and credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Diner's Club and JCB. For park hours, click here.

Children 15 and under are free.

Entrance fees are collected at the entrance station on the Dunes Drive.

Holders of the Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Volunteer Pass and White Sands Annual Pass will be admitted free along with three other persons (16 and older) in a private non-commerical vehicle.

FEE FREE DAYS

Every year, the National Park Service picks certain holidays as fee free days. On these days, the entrance fees are waived for all national parks that charge for entrance. It's a great opportunity to see our nation's national parks. For a listing of fee free days, click here.

 
 

WEDDINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, FILMING AND OTHER GROUP RESERVATIONS:

For information on holding your wedding or reception at the park, questions related to filming or photography, or reserving an area for your group, click here.

 

COMMERCIAL BUS TOURS

Fees for commercial bus groups vary depending on the size of the motorcoach. For more information, click here.

 

SPECIAL EVENT FEES

Lake Lucero Tours:
$8.00 per person ages 16 & older.
$4.00 per person ages 15 and under. Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Volunteer, and White Sands Annual passes are not valid for this activity. Advance registration is required. Reservations can be made one month prior to the scheduled tour. Learn more...

Full Moon Bike Ride:
$8.00 per person ages 16 & older.
$4.00 per person ages 15 and under. Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Volunteer, and White Sands Annual passes are not valid for this activity. Advance registration is required. Reservations can be made one month prior to the scheduled bike ride. Learn more...

Full Moon Hike:
$8.00 per person ages 16 & older.
$4.00 per person ages 15 & under. Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Volunteer, and White Sands Annual passes are not valid for this activity. Advance registration is required. Reservations can be made two weeks prior to the scheduled hike. Learn more...

Sunrise Photography:
$8.00 per person ages 16 & older.
$4.00 per person ages 15 & under. Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Volunteer, and White Sands Annual passes are not valid for this activity. Advance registration is required. Reservations can be made two weeks prior to the scheduled hike. Learn more...

 

PURCHASING NATIONAL PARK PASSPORTS

White Sands National Monument Annual Pass (General Public) - $20
This passport admits the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) in a private non-commerical vehicle into the park for free for a period of one year. It can be purchased only at the entrance station to White Sands National Monument. This passport does not apply to special use fees, such as camping, Lake Lucero tours, and bicycle rides.

Interagency Senior Pass (U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents age 62 & older) - $10
This lifetime passport admits the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) in a private non-commerical vehicle into any federal recreation area for free. It must be purchased in person at the entrance station. This passport does not apply to special use fees, such as camping, Lake Lucero tours, and bicycle rides.

Interagency Annual Pass (General Public) - $80
This passport admits the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) in a private non-commerical vehicle into any federal recreation area free for a period of one year. It can be purchased in person, by calling 1-800-ASK-USGS, or by visiting http://store.usgs.gov/pass. This passport does not apply to special use fees, such as camping, Lake Lucero tours, and bicycle rides.

Interagency Volunteer Pass - Free
This passport is good for one year and is available to persons who have volunteered in public lands at least 500 cumulative hours starting January 1, 2007. It admits the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) in a private non-commerical vehicle into any federal recreation area for free. This passport does not apply to special use fees, such as camping, Lake Lucero tours, and bicycle rides.

Interagency Access Pass (Disabled U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents) - Free
This lifetime passport is available to U.S. citizens and permanents residents who are permanently disabled. It admits the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) in a private non-commerical vehicle into any federal recreation area for free. It must be obtained in person. Documentation of disability must be provided. This passport does not apply to special use fees, such as camping, Lake Lucero tours, and bicycle rides.

Annual Military Pass (Active Duty U.S. Military Only) - Free
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, the National Park Service now has an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty U.S. military members and their dependents. This pass does not apply to special use fees, such as camping, bike rides, and Lake Lucero tours. Visit http://store.usgs.gov/pass for more information.

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