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White Sands National Monument Closed During Government Shutdown

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Date: December 22, 2018
Contact: Kelly Carroll, 575-479-6124

White Sands National Monument Closed During Government Shutdown

Alamogordo, NM - Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, White Sands National Monument is closed for the safety of visitors and park resources.  

Many other national park sites across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. 

Please visit and select “Find a Park” for additional information about access to other parks and sites in this area. However, note that because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. 

For updates on the shutdown, please visit

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Last updated: December 22, 2018

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