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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve News

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  • Stage 1 Emergency Fire Restrictions in Effect at Great Sand Dunes

    May 20, 2022 | 4:55 pm

    Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect. Campfires are only permitted within metal fire rings.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Park Entrance Reopened Following Lightning-Caused Wildfire

    May 18, 2022 | 5:14 pm

    The Medano Fire is 100% contained, but crews are still monitoring and addressing hot spots at the site. The park remains open. Please call the visitor center at 719-378-6395 during business hours if you have questions.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Summer Route Closure of Lane 6N between Mosca and Great Sand Dunes NPP

    April 19, 2022 | 2:07 pm

    County Lane 6N, one of two main routes to the Great Sand Dunes National Park entrance, will have construction delays through May 27th, then will close over two phases of road construction from June 6 through September.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Celebrate National Park Week at Great Sand Dunes

    April 14, 2022 | 5:14 pm

    Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, along with 422 other park units, will celebrate National Park Week from Saturday, April 16, through Sunday, April 24, 2022. To kick off the week’s celebrations, all national park units will waive entrance fees on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Great Sand Dunes Announces Free Programs and Events during “We Love Our National Park” Celebration in April

    March 23, 2022 | 3:45 pm

    To honor the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and to celebrate being the Gateway Community, Visit Alamosa will launch the second annual, month-long ‘We Love Our National Park Celebration’ on April 1, 2022.

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  • Great Sand Dunes Begins Recruitment for the 2022 Conservation Internship Program

    February 16, 2022 | 11:28 am

    Great Sand Dunes is actively recruiting energetic, committed young adults who are interested in a career with a federal land agency for this year’s Conservation Internship Program. The internship program recruits young adults from San Luis Valley communities to work at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve to learn skills, contribute to meaningful park projects, and create experiences that will make them marketable in a career with a public land agency.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes to be Held on December 23rd

    December 13, 2021 | 7:30 pm

    Great Sand Dunes invites birders and nature enthusiasts in the San Luis Valley to participate in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count (CBC) to be held at various locations within Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Thursday, December 23 at 8 am.

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  • Business Opportunities for the Sale of Firewood and Other Services

    December 6, 2021 | 5:53 pm

    Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has announced business opportunities for firewood sales, and incidental visitor services within the Park. Incidental visitor services include the sale of sunscreen, insect repellent, limited camping supplies and vended beverages.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park Postpones Planned Liberty Prescribed Burn

    November 4, 2021 | 4:30 pm

    Due to changing fuel and weather conditions, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has postponed the Liberty prescribed burning operation that was scheduled for November 8-12.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Prescribed Burning Planned at Great Sand Dunes National Park

    October 21, 2021 | 12:53 pm

    A prescribed burn is planned for November 8-12 on the north side of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov