See press release about the 2018 change in the reservation system.
Loops 1 and 2: 88 individual sites, $20 per night. Reserve through recreation.gov up to 6 months in advance, but at least 4 days in advance, for summer season dates May 1 through September 20, 2017. Individual sites are first-come, first-served April 1 - 30 and September 21 - October 31, 2018. Reservations can also be made by phone at 1(877) 444-6777.
Loop 3: Group Tent Sites for groups of 15 or larger, $65-$80 per night. Reserve through recreation.gov up to 1 year in advance, but at least 4 days in advance, for dates from April 1 through October 31, 2018. Reservations can also be made by phone at 1(877) 444-6777.
Description and Amenities
Restrooms with sinks, flush toilets, dishwashing sink, and water spigots are available in all three loops. There is a fire grate and picnic table at each individual site, with multiple grates and tables at group sites. Some sites have large cottonwood or conifer trees for shade, while others are more out in the open with smaller piñon trees. A few sites have driveways that can fit RVs up to 35 feet in length, but there are no hookups; view area campgrounds for nearby options with hookups.
Individual campsites have a maximum capacity of 8 people, 2 tents, and 2 vehicles (including towed vehicles/trailers). All tents must fit on the tent pad, and all vehicles must fit in the site's driveway. Please be aware that each site is unique and may not accommodate 2 tents of any size or 2 vehicles. A few sites may fit up to three small tents.
When Medano Creek is flowing well in late May and early June, expect all campsites to be reserved. On late May and early June weekends during peak flow, expect long lines of traffic, overflowing parking lots, and most campgrounds within 20 miles to be full. For a better experience in early summer, plan your visit on weekdays.
Map of Campground (.pdf file, 1MB)
For reservations or questions about your reservation, please contact the National Reservation System. For specific questions about the campground, please call the Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center at 719-378-6395, or send an email.