White Sands National Park 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.
First Amendment Rights
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.
Laws & Policies
Park regulations help keep you safe during your visit and protect the resources. These regulations include applicable federal, state, and park specific regulations.
From enabling legislation to purpose and significance statements to interpretive themes, read about how White Sands National Park came to be and why it exists.
Park StatisticsDid you know that White Sands National Park is the most visited NPS site in New Mexico? Read all about White Sands’ fascinating facts on our Park Statistics page.
Your Dollars at Work
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 17, 2022