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Alerts In Effect
Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Government Shutdown
White Sands National Monument will be closed to all visitors during the government shutdown.
All Public Events and Special Permits are Canceled Until Further Notice
Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, All Public Events and Special Permits are Canceled Until Further Notice
All public events, special use permits, and permit request are canceled until further notice. After White Sands resumes normal operations, special use permits and request for new permits will be available and accepted.
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