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Monahans Sandhills State Park

Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
+1 915-943-2092
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Fun in the sand

We had a great time climbing the sand dunes. It's pretty hard to believe these dunes are in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mmmrun81
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Houston, Texas
Sand Dunes in the USA

There are only a handful of places in the US to experience huge sand dunes and this is one of them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SLWS1
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
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+1 915-943-2092
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"sand dunes"
in 35 reviews
"covered picnic tables"
in 5 reviews
"interesting critters"
in 2 reviews
"west texas"
in 7 reviews
"sand box"
in 2 reviews
"texas bucket list"
in 2 reviews
"ranger station"
in 4 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 6 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 2 reviews
"great exercise"
in 2 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 2 reviews
"great fun"
in 7 reviews
"new mexico"
in 3 reviews
"water hookups"
in 2 reviews
"spring and fall"
in 2 reviews
"dump station"
in 2 reviews
"full hookups"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time climbing the sand dunes. It's pretty hard to believe these dunes are in the middle of West Texas, but they are. The park is easy to find. Park rangers were well-informed and helpful. Lots of people came to sand surf....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are only a handful of places in the US to experience huge sand dunes and this is one of them. The State Park is not very big and doesn't take long to see. There are sandy hills at the front of the park, but...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

At first we only saw the small hills covered with dead vegetation. We reached the dunes and they are lovely. Had I been younger I would've rented a disc and gone "sledding." The discs for rent are sturdy, heavy-duty plastic and rent for a reasonable...More

2  Thank LB-TX-2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Going to the sandhills is always eventful. We normally take everything we need for the day and to cookout. You can rent sand boards for kids to ride. Always remember to take your sunscreen and be ready to clean your car the next day lol

2  Thank wendethummel
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This park is AWESOME. Rent a disk at the visitor's center (which hasn't been updated since the 1960s), drive to the sandhills, and enjoy! It's great exercise - I hadn't run up sandhills in a while and had forgotten that you tend to slide back...More

4  Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was amazing for us. We are from India and never had been to Jaisalmer or any dessert area before. But this made us feel like that.

1  Thank Gagan G
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Big Bend from Midland and had such a great time! We rented discs in the gift shop for a few bucks with the help of a friendly park ranger and had great luck sliding on the second set...More

2  Thank fjsmdjfjakz
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The state park is an unexpected gem - the Sandhills are amazing. Whilst we were there to take photos and admire the landscape, it was lovely to see families camping and enjoying the activities such as tobogganing down the dunes. The staff are very warm...More

1  Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Most of the dunes, at least the south 2/3rds of the park, are covered in an ugly dense vegetation. Only 2 areas are reasonably clear and they are pretty spectacular.

1  Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Visited Oct 8, 2017; Park entry is $4.00 per adult and sledding disk rental is $2.50 per disk for up to 2 hours and you are provided wax to wax your sled. After stopping by the visitor center - oh by the way - you...More

1  Thank Linda A
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David I
28 March 2018|
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Response from wendethummel | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I know they have been around longer than I have been alive and that's 50 years lol
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Gagan G
17 July 2017|
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Response from Phil G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Depends on what you plan to do. I would think Fall & Spring would be less HOT. And a half-day may be more than enough to do it all unless camping out.
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cdc2509
16 May 2017|
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Response from Loves-to-RV | Reviewed this property |
We were in a fifth wheel but a lady and several children tent camped across from us. The area was well patrolled by Rangers.
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