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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - News section for more.

  • Secretary Haaland, Partners Celebrate Great Sand Dunes National Park Land  Acquisition During Colorado Visit

    October 6, 2022 | 9:27 pm

    MOSCA, Colo — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and National Park Service (NPS) Director Chuck Sams today celebrated the transfer of approximately 9,362 acres of the Medano Ranch from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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  • Great Sand Dunes Announces Closures to Prepare for Visitor Center Remodel Project

    September 14, 2022 | 11:59 am

    There will be some closures of the visitor center during the last two weeks of September as park staff moves operations to a temporary mobile visitor center. Details and dates are in the latest update.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Great Sand Dunes to Host Dark Sky Celebration

    August 19, 2022 | 1:29 pm

    Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is hosting a dark sky celebration on Saturday, August 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater. Far from the light pollution of urban areas, Great Sand Dunes protects some of Colorado’s darkest night skies. This free event will celebrate and educate visitors about the benefits to dark sky preservation.

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  • Exploring Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve with Your Smartphone

    August 4, 2022 | 2:28 pm

    Capture high quality, memorable images with your smartphone in this free photography workshop at Great Sand Dunes, with three options for sessions October 1-2.

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  • The Visitor Center will be undergoing a renovation starting Monday, August 1.

    July 29, 2022 | 2:40 pm

    The Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center will be undergoing a renovation starting Monday, August 1. Flushed toilets and drinking water will not be available during construction, though portable toilets and a hand wash station will be available and located in the visitor center parking lot, and flushed toilets and water fill-up stations are available at the dunes parking area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Great Sand Dunes Celebrates Junior Ranger Day 2022

    July 27, 2022 | 1:30 pm

    Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is celebrating Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Activities will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the dunefield and at the south entrance to the dunefield from the Dunes Parking Area (follow signs posted in the parking lot).

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  • Ute Cultural Presentation with Roland McCook July 30

    July 15, 2022 | 6:13 pm

    Ute Elder Roland McCook and Morgan Dawn Allen will present Ute culture and history at the park amphitheater 10:00 am on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

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  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lifted

    June 30, 2022 | 6:03 pm

    Due to increased moisture from storms, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions were lifted June 27, 2022.

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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.

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  • 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