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 Mexico Museum of Space History and IMAX Theater. In Alamogordo, 19 miles from White Sands National Monument.
White Sands Missile Range Museum and Missile Park. 35 miles southwest of White Sands National Monument.
Lincoln National Forest. In the Sacramento Mountains east of Alamogordo.
Alameda Park Zoo. In Alamogordo, 16 miles from White Sands National Monument.
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. South of Alamogordo, 28 miles from White Sands National Monument.
Mescalero Apache Indian reservation. 40 miles northeast of White Sands National Monument.
Aguirre Spring Recreation Area (Bureau of Land Management). 39 miles southwest of White Sands National Monument.
Did You Know?
Because there is virtually no fresh water within the White sands dunefield, animals that live in the dunes must get almost all their water solely from the food they eat. Desert animals have evolved many ways of conserving moisture. The kangaroo rat eats only dry seeds and never drinks water.