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White Sands National Park, Backcountry Primitive Sites

Point of Sands, New Mexico
23 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park

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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Location

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

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Directions

Backcountry camping sites are located along the Backcountry Camping Loop Trail, which is located about six miles north on Dunes Drive.

Address

19955 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Coordinates

32.80495164 N
106.27454036 W

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Access

  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Equestrian

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For Campers

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

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23 Reviews

Vanessa M.
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2021

Beautiful

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…

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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.
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!

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Location

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

Detail location of campground

Directions

Backcountry camping sites are located along the Backcountry Camping Loop Trail, which is located about six miles north on Dunes Drive.

Address

19955 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Coordinates

32.80495164 N
106.27454036 W

Open in Google Maps