Plan Your Visit

 
Where to begin? This "Plan Your Visit" section has all kinds of helpful information, including basic information on the monument, things to do, eating and sleeping, safety, accessibility, and nearby attractions. As you dig deeper, you'll also find maps, directions, operating hours and seasons, a listing of fee-free days, information on fees and passes, brochures, and even details on permits and reservations.


NOTICE: Alcohol consumption and/or the possession of alcoholic beverages or receptacles used to store alcoholic beverages are prohibited within the monument from February 1st through May 31st for the purpose of protecting visitor safety during the busy spring season (WSNM Superintendent’s Compendium §2.35).

 
Park Ranger handing out information.

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Basic Information
Make sure you are prepared to have a safe and fun time during your time here. Find operating hours and fee, permit, reservation and pet information as well as park regulations and current conditions here. Foreign language information is also available on this page.
 
Close up of map with trails and visitor center marked

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Directions & Transportation
Find maps that will help you find your way to White Sands National Monument. Regardless of whether you’re driving or flying, we’ll help you get here.
 
Orange and gray tent set up in area with white sand and grasses

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Eating & Sleeping
Limited food service and primitive camping are available in the monument. The local area offers a number of car camping and RV campsites, hotels, and restaurants.
 
Visitor sledding on orange sled sledding down dune.

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Things To Do
A one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure with opportunities to discover the unexpected while having fun creating lifetime memories abound in this enchanted land. Let us help you get the most out of your visit.
 
Silhouette of ranger with hands extended

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Calendar
Don’t miss out on any of our upcoming events. Check here to learn about programs available to you to enhance your visit.
 
Illustration of two liter bottles for every one person.

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Safety
We want you to be safe while you delight in the beauty of our glistening white sands. Deserts have unique hazards. Your safety is your responsibility. Read the important safety information to ensure you have the best time possible!
 
Wheelchair handicap symbol

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Accessibility
Discover the areas of White Sands National Monument that are accessible to those with mobility impairments. Share your journey with friends and family and, as always, service animals are allowed at all monument facilities open to the general public.
 
Stalactites hanging from top of cave at Carlsbad Caverns

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Nearby Attractions
Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas has many unique and interesting fun filled activities for you to share with your friends and family. Learn about and explore the alluring landscapes of the Desert Southwest.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330

Phone:

(575) 479-6124
(recorded information and an option to speak with someone)

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