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White Sands National Park

dunes Photo: © Kirt Kempter, Geomosaics (used with permission)
White Sands is the largest gypsum dune field in the world, and covers over 300 square miles of southern New Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Dunes

Landsat image of White Sands (light blue), Lake Lucero (dark blue), and Carrizozo Malpais (black lava flow).

General Geology