When I went there it was late November and very cool. The nice thing was there were very few people there as well though I captured some in photos. I just walked around and climbed some dunes, no sledding. This park did not seem to be connected to any military installation or monument. Pretty neat to see and it has picnic tables.
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.