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Road construction outside White Sands' entrance
Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Road construction outside White Sands' entrance
Please use caution when entering, and especially exiting, White Sands. New Mexico DOT has a road construction project on US 70 directly in front of the main entrance to White Sands.
Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Monument Closures
From time to time the missile range that surrounds the monument performs missile testing that may require the closure of the park or Highway 70. Please plan your visit around upcoming missile tests.
RV and Tractor Trailer Parking at the Visitor Center
Alert 2 , Severity ,information ,, RV and Tractor Trailer Parking at the Visitor Center
There is limited space for parking for recreational vehicles and trailers in the parking lot directly in front (south) of the visitor center. RVs are asked to not park in the lot behind the visitor center. There is no parking space for tractor trailers.
Occasionally the road into the monument is closed due to missile testing or weather conditions. Look here for the latest information about monument closures.
Dunes drive consists of both pavement and hard packed gypsum sand. Consider the effects of inclement weather when planning to drive into the monument. The monument may close if weather conditions pose a safety hazard for visitors.
The weather can be hard to predict in the desert. Look here to learn more about possible weather conditions when you visit.
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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PO Box 1086