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White Sands National Park, Backcountry Primitive Sites

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Spend a night under the twinkling stars of the vast New Mexico skies, surrounded by the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument offers backpackers the opportunity to enjoy a night camping on the white sands and listening to the nocturnal activities of the animals that make…


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  • Market
  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets

For Vehicles


    • Walk In
      Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
    • Hike In
      Hike a trail to your campsite


    24 Reviews of White Sands National Park, Backcountry Primitive Sites

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    Vanessa M.The Dyrt PRO User
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2021


    This is probably one of the coolest places I've visited in a long time and it's absolutely beautiful. Campsites are still closed due to Covid, but when you can camp again, highly recommended. I'd also suggest planning you trip around the full moon. There are several sheltered picnic tables in the…

    Reviewed Nov. 3, 2020

    Short backcountry jaunt

    It’s awesome!!!! Currently the sites are closed due to Covid (as of 10/28/20), but the ranger said they were putting a plan in place. I believe there were 8 spots, all in the Interfunks area. Each site is isolated from each other by the dunes. It is a short hike in less than a mile to the…

    Devin P.The Dyrt PRO User
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2020

    Mysterious and Elegant

    The White sands National Park is one for the books. This was incredible and definitely photos will never do justice. This is a must do and a must stay place!


    White Sands National Park, Backcountry Primitive Sites is located in New Mexico


    32.80495164 N
    106.27454036 W

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