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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, White Sands National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

White Sands National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of New Mexico and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

White Sands National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of New Mexico and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

White Sands National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of New Mexico and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021
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Park Alerts (3)

***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

White Sands National Park Maps & Documents

These maps are for general use only. Please read nps.gov's Data Sources and Accuracy statement for more information.

3D View Of White Sands Without Labels - From Wayside Exhibit (unpublished)
3D View Of White Sands Without Labels
From Wayside Exhibit (unpublished)
2014 screen-viewable file
122.12 KB
2014 screen-viewable file
5.25 MB
2014 3D Terrain Art
3.99 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Chihuahuan Desert Map - From Wayside Exhibit
Chihuahuan Desert Map
From Wayside Exhibit
2014 screen-viewable file
416.20 KB
2014 screen-viewable file
32.63 MB
2014 print production file
26.95 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
2014 high-resolution shaded relief file
5.79 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Cuatrociengas Locator Map - From Wayside Exhibit
Cuatrociengas Locator Map
From Wayside Exhibit
2014 screen-viewable file
21.97 KB
2014 screen-viewable file
1.89 MB
2014 print production file
2.36 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Locator Map - From Wayside Exhibit
Locator Map
From Wayside Exhibit
2014 screen-viewable file
1.75 MB
2014 screen-viewable file
5.86 MB
2014 print production file
52.39 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
2014 high-resolution shaded relief file
52.60 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Park Map (Bird's-eye View) - From Park Brochure
Park Map (Bird's-eye View)
From Park Brochure
JPG Viewable Map File
2.85 MB
June 2017 screen viewable pdf
13.58 MB
June 2017 Adobe Illustrator file
42.99 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
June 2017 full resolution raster art
54.48 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.

Water Flow Map - From Wayside Exhibit
Water Flow Map
From Wayside Exhibit
2014 screen-viewable file
1.35 MB
2014 screen-viewable file
3.45 MB
2014 print production file
36.23 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.
2014 3D Terrain Art
36.18 MB
*downloads in a Zip file.