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 (no wood fires). In summer months, a restroom is available in the middle of the picnic area. Restrooms are available year round near the picnic area at the adjacent 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
There are two picnic sites for larger groups: North Ramada (first-come, first-served), and South Ramada (by reservation only). View photos of the group picnic sites: