White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

Camping

Camping

There is no overnight camping within White Sands National Monument. Several public and private campgrounds and RV parks are within one hour's drive of the park. The closest public campgrounds are Oliver Lee State Park, about 24 miles southeast, and Aguirre Springs Recreation Area, about 39 miles southwest. In the summer, the Lincoln National Forest has several campgrounds in the Sacramento Mountains, about 40 miles east of the Monument.

Click here for a map of area campgrounds.

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Area Campgrounds

There is no campground in the park. A primitive backcountry site is available for backpackers, except during Missile Range closures. You must register for backcountry permits, available on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Visitor Center by one hour before sunset. There are many campgrounds, both public and private, within an easy drive of the park.

Other campground information is available at www.Recreation.gov or www.ReserveUSA.com.