September 08, 2016
White Sands to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Full Moon Night Concert
The upcoming full moon night concert will feature Native American flutist Randy Granger on September 15 at 7 pm. In addition to the concert, the new White Sands Girl Scout patch will be unveiled in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Council.
July 20, 2016
Celebrate MothaPalooza at White Sands National Monument during National Moth Week
Enjoy this free family friendly event on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Learn more about the special animals, especially moths, that only live in the white gypsum dunes.
July 05, 2016
Tourism to White Sands National Monument Creates $29,352,100 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that 497,506 visitors to White Sands National Monument in 2015 spent $25,729,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 387 jobs in the local area.
June 24, 2016
White Sands National Monument will Host a Mexican & Native American Art Market on Saturday, July 2 & Sunday July 3
Experience the rich culture of Northern Chihuahua and Oaxaca Mexico and Native American Artists from New Mexico as they create their exceptional one-of-a-kind handcrafts.
May 18, 2015
White Sands National Monument Will Increase Entrance Fees Beginning October 1 2015
The per-person fee will increase to $5 per adult ages 16 and over (up from $3 per person). Children 15 years and younger will continue to be free.
January 14, 2015
White Sands National Monument Proposes Entrance Fee Increase
The tentative implementation date is October 2015. The monument invites and is accepting public comments from January 15, 2015 through February 13, 2015.
November 14, 2014
Gift Shop Concession Contract Awarded
The National Park Service has selected White Sands Trading, LLC, to provide retail
and limited food and beverage services under a new ten-year concession contract in White Sands National
September 08, 2014
Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in White Sands National Monument
White Sands National Monument announces the banning of unmanned aircraft within the Monument. This regulation change implements a policy memorandum signed by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis on June 20, 2014.
July 22, 2014
White Sands National Monument Tourism Creates Millions in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 490,000 visitors in 2013 to White Sands NM spent $24.5 million in communities near the monument. That spending supported 307 jobs in the local area.