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Great Sand Dunes is currently making the transition from a National Monument and Preserve to a full National Park. A new Visitor Center with upgraded exhibits and information is scheduled for completion in 2004. The park remains open during the renovations.
After paying the $3 fee at the south entrance, tourists arrive at the temporary Visitor Center east of the dunes. Just up the road is the Pi¤on Flats Campground, with 88 sites. The campground often fills on summer weekends. During summer in wet years, nearby Mosca Creek offers opportunities for sand castles and other beach-like fun for kids and pets.
From the campground, a four-wheel drive road heads farther north, leading to more remote campsites, picnic tables, and trailheads. The road eventually turns east and heads over Medano Pass and out of the park.