One in four adults in the United States lives with some form of disability. White Sands National Park is dedicated to providing acessible options to all visitors with mobility, cognition, hearing, or vision impairments.
Reducing and removing barriers for physical access to buildings and spaces is a big part of accessibility. But it's also about addressing a person's functional capacity to participate in the experiences that White Sands has to offer. Visit our specific acccessibilty pages to discover how best to have an accessible experience at White Sands National Park for those hard of hearing, are blind or have low vision, or require physical accessibility needs. Check below to see how how White Sands makes the park accessible to all.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are permanently disabled may be eligible for the Interagency Access Pass. This free, lifetime admission pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
Service animals are allowed in all park facilities and on all park trails unless closed by order of the superintendent. National Park Service policy defines a service animal as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The tasks performed by the animal must be directly related to the person’s disability. Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals.
NPS Park AppThe NPS App is the new official app for the National Park Service with tools to explore more than 400 national parks nationwide. Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and much more to plan your national park adventures before and during your trip.
The free app is currently available for iOS and Android devices.
Last updated: September 5, 2023