11999 State Highway 150
Mosca, CO 81146
The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more.
What to Do:
The Great Sand Dunes is one huge adventure!
- Hiking and Backpacking
- Sand Boarding and Sand Sledding
- Ranger Programs
- Horse Backriding
- Fat Biking
- Piñon Flats is a National Park Service campground located one mile north of the Visitor Center. It is open April through October each year.
- Oasis Campground – located just outside the national park entrance. 90 sites total: RV sites with full hookups, tent sites, and camping cabins.
- Zapata Falls Campground – primitive campground on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, located 11 miles south of the park Visitor Center, at 9000 feet in elevation. Spectacular views of the entire dunefield and valley.
- San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area Campground – 15 miles west of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. First-come, first-served.
- Sand Dunes Swimming Pool and Campground – privately owned facility located 30 miles west of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, 2 miles north of Hooper, CO.
- Base Camp Family Campground and RV Park – 26 miles southwest of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, 8 miles east of Alamosa
- KOA Alamosa Campground – 34 miles southwest of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, 4 miles east of Alamosa.
- Economy Campground – 35 miles southwest of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, 3 miles east of Alamosa.
- Blanca RV Park, located 27 miles southeast of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center in town of Blanca.
- UFO Watchtower and Campground – located 32 miles west of Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, north of Hooper on Hwy. 17.
Toilets and Showers:
- Pinon Flats: Restrooms with sinks, flush toilets, dishwashing sink, and water spigots are available in all three loops.
- Oasis Campground: Showers, laundry, restarurant, and store on site.
- Zapata Falls Campground – No water; pit toilets; fire rings at each site.
- San Luis Lakes State Wildlfe Area Campground: No potable water; bring in all your own water.
- Sand Dunes Swimming Pool and Campground – RV sites with hookups, tent sites, cabins, geothermal swimming pool, organic produce, salads and hot food items.
- Base Camp Family Campground and RV Park – RV sites with full hookups, large tent sites, laundry, wifi.
- KOA Alamosa Campground – RVs, hookups, tents, cabins
- Economy Campground – Full hook-ups, dump station, open year round, showers, go cart course, pets welcome.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.
Non-Commercial Vehicle and Occupants: $20
Oversized Vehicle, 15+ passengers, age 16+: $10/person
Motorcycle and Riders: $15
More info here: https://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm