White Sands National Monument protects the world’s largest geologically unique gypsum dunefield and the flora and fauna living within it. Our goal is to provide educational, research, and recreational opportunities compatible with the protection of the resources and maintenance of the solitude and silence of the dunes.
Learn more about the personnel, legislation, and finances that help us achieve this goal.
Freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly are constitutional rights. Find out how to exercise these rights in a manner that also protects park resources.
Monument regulations help keep you safe during your visit and protect the resources. These regulations include applicable federal, state, and monument specific regulations.
From enabling legislation to purpose and significance statements to interpretive themes, read about how White Sands National Monument came to be and why it exists.
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the monument to retain 80% of entrance fees collected for use on maintenance and infrastructure improvements and interpretive services projects that directly benefit visitors.
Last updated: February 4, 2017