2021 Full Moon Nights

Visitors enjoying the dunes with a full moon in the background.
Enjoy a full moon night at the park.

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Park closing times will be extended on the six summer full moons, May through October. On these nights, there will be no programs or concerts for the summer of 2021. The entire dunes area will be open


Date Park Hours
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Monday, August 23, 2021 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Weather & Safety

Weather in the Tularosa Basin can change quickly. Temperatures can drop very quickly once the sun sets or during storms. Bring extra layers and be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. July through September is monsoon season. Storms can quickly build. Lightning often occurs in the desert during thunderstorms, even if there is no rain. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Lightning often strikes the tallest object in the area. Avoid high points (top of a dune) and ground currents (tree roots).If you see a gathering storm or hear thunder, take cover in a metal-topped vehicle with your windows rolled up. Fold your hands in your lap and avoid touching metal objects in your car.

Entrance Fee

White Sands normal park entrance fees apply.

Last updated: March 30, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


(575) 479-6124

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