Picnicking

Picnic Site, Individual
Individual family picnic sites are first-come, first-served; these fill up quickly on summmer weekends, and weekdays when Medano Creek is flowing well.

NPS/Patrick Myers

The picnic area at Great Sand Dunes NPP stretches along the edge of the dunes and seasonal Medano Creek. Most sites have some shade from cottonwood and/or conifer trees. Each site has a picnic table and charcoal grill. In summer months, a restroom is available in the middle of the picnic area. A larger restroom is open year round near the picnic area at the Dunes Parking Lot.

Picnic sites are day-use only; visit our camping page for overnight camping stays, or lodging page for nearby motel and other accomodations.

Group Picnic Sites

View photos of the park's group picnic sites:

North Ramada Picnic Area View #1
(first-come, first-served group picnic site)

North Ramada Picnic Area View #2
(first-come, first-served group picnic site)

South Ramada Picnic Area View #1
(reservation-only group picnic site)

South Ramada Picnic Area View #2
(reservation-only group picnic site)

The South Ramada picnic area is reservable by calling the Visitor Center at 719-378-6399. It's suitable for groups of 15 - 65. Restrooms, trash and recycling cans, and drinking water are nearby. Limited parking is nearby; additional parking can be found at the Dunes Parking Lot.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146

Phone:

(719) 378-6395
Visitor Center phone number

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