Frequently Asked Questions

White Sands National park's adobe visitor center's front façade.

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Park Hours

Park hours vary by season. See Operating Hours page for current times.

Visitor Center Hours and Parking

Visitor center hours vary by season. See Operating Hours page for current times.

The visitor center has minimal parking for large RVs and trailers. Overflow large vehicle parking is available in the Administrative Building parking lot.

Entrance Fee

$25.00 per vehicle valid for seven consecutive days and payable at the entrance booth on Dunes Drive. Pass and additional infomation can be found on our fee page.


You may bring your own sleds, or you may purchase them from the onsite concessionaire, White Sands Trading Company. Questions about sleds can be answered at 575-479-1629.

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry camping is currently not available, and there is no date set for camping to resume. There are no other campgrounds at White Sands National Park.

Park Closures

Please see our park closure page for upcoming missile testing.

Have a Safe Visit

A safe day at White Sands, is a fun day at White Sands. Look at our safety webpage for tips to plan your visit.

NPS Mobile App

Download the National Park Service app before visiting to save tours and maps offline as cell phone reception can be spotty throughout the park.

Need More Information?

Check out our Plan Your Visit webpage.

Last updated: December 31, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


575 479-6124

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