White Sands National Park News
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White Sands National Park to Host Live Snake Program at First Full Moon Night Event of 2023
May 25, 2023 | 9:19 am
White Sands National Park to host guest speaker, Bob Myers from the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico who will present a live snake program for the park's Full Moon Night event on Sunday June 4 at 8:30 pm in the park's natural outdoor amphitheater.
Fossilized Footprints Reveal Human Habitation of the North America Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought
September 23, 2021 | 12:30 pm
New scientific research conducted at White Sands National Park in New Mexico has uncovered the oldest known human footprints in North America.
Fossilized Footprints Reveal Human Habitation of North America Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought
September 23, 2021 | 9:04 am
New scientific research conducted at White Sands National Park in New Mexico has uncovered the oldest known human footprints in North America. The discovery reveals evidence of human occupation in the Tularosa Basin beginning at least 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
Fatality in White Sands National Park
July 6, 2021 | 3:09 pm
At approximately 11 pm, July 4, White Sands National Park rangers initiated a search and rescue after locating an unoccupied vehicle in the park. At 4:40 pm, July 5, search and rescue teams discovered a deceased male located off-trail at White Sands National Park.
Tourism to White Sands National Park creates $26.0 million in Economic Benefits Report shows visitor spending supports 309 jobs in local economy
June 10, 2021 | 1:29 pm
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 415,000 visitors to White Sands National Park in 2020 spent $22.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 309 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $26.0 million.
The World's Longest Fossilized Human Trackway Discovered at White Sands National Park
October 9, 2020 | 7:19 am
Through the muddy shore of what was once Lake Otero, a female (or adolescent male) and child walked along, not knowing that evidence of their journey, through their footprints, would linger for more than 10,000 years.
White Sands National Park Seeks Public Comments on Amenity and Permit Fee Increase
August 20, 2020 | 9:32 am
White Sands National Park proposes changes to current fees for enhanced visitor services including, the Full Moon and Lake Lucero ranger-guided hikes, backcountry tent camping, and group use area reservations, as part of its commitment to improving the visitor experience.
Through Online Events, White Sands National Park Celebrates the Perseid Meteor Shower Virtually
August 6, 2020 | 11:00 am
Every August, we are treated to the largest and most active meteor shower of the year: the Perseid Meteor Shower. White Sands National Park invites you to join us as we celebrate the meteor shower through a series of online events.
Celebrate MothaPalooza and National Moth Week with White Sands National Park
July 15, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Enjoy MothaPalooza, a virtual family-friendly event, and learn about some of the extraordinary moths which only live in the world’s largest gypsum dunefield at White Sands National Park.
White Sands National Park Is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance
March 21, 2020 | 4:22 am
White Sands National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of Sunday, March 22, 2020, White Sands National Park, is closed until further notice.