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 »
White Sands offers a variety of volunteer opprotunities. If you are interested in volunteering at the monument, please fill out the volunteer application and email the completed form to us us at email@example.com. Write VIP application in the subject line.
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Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
Not all sand dunes are alike. Dunes may take many forms, depending on the amount of sand available, the strength and direction of prevailing winds, and the type of vegetation in the area. Four types of dunes can be found in the white sands dunefield.