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.
Group Picnic Sites
Individual picnic sites are scheduled to reopen June 3 for the summer season. However, in accordance with local, state, and federal health guidance, larger group picnic sites remain closed until further notice. Check the current news release for information on the phased reopening of the park and preserve.
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The South Ramada picnic area is reservable by calling the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395. 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.
Last updated: July 23, 2020