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Monahans Sandhills State Park

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Address: Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
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+1 915-943-2092

Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including...

Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.

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Sand and Sun

This was our first time here. It was during spring break so they were a little busy. The lady at the desk was very rude. She seemed irritated that I had questions and was more... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Wendy P
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you never grew up out of the fun of playing in a huge sandbox, this place is for you! Nice accomidations.

Thank Brad M
Ennis, Texas
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the park. We stayed here in a fifth wheel and had plenty of room and full hookups. The lady at the desk was not friendly and almost rude ( I'm hoping she was having a bad day and that isn't her usual attitude, it's not the usual friendly Texas attitude), there was however, a... More 

Thank Loves-to-RV
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state is an excellent place to visit and have great fun for both adults and children. Sliding down the sand hills and then having a picnic at the day use areas. Make sure you bring plenty of water. The souvenir shop is co-located with the park office and also has an information displays.

Thank andrewortega
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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145 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a site right next to the sand dunes where our kids could go sledding. The sunsets and sunrises were both so beautiful. They rent or sell sleds at the Visitor Center where you check-in. We were staying for 5 days so it made more sense to buy than rent. There are not very many big rig sites, but... More 

Thank ketah777
Vancouver, Canada
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624 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This park might be good for local tourists with children, or for adults that have never seen sandhills before. Otherwise, you will be disappointed - not the highest nor the most beautiful. For international tourists, it might be better to skip this park and keep your time for more stunning parks in Texas.

Thank MonkeysandWine
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380 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! This place is so pretty! It's also very very fun! We enjoyed ourselves, and the price is right! I LOVE this place! Has become one of my favorites!

Thank Melissa C
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. It was during spring break so they were a little busy. The lady at the desk was very rude. She seemed irritated that I had questions and was more concerned about getting to lunch than being helpful for the 3 minutes I was actually in there. The hills were great. We didn't get much... More 

Thank Wendy P
Vidor, Texas
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136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to White Sands in New Mexico and this was very similar. We found that it was harder to 'surf' the dunes here as they weren't as high. However, it was neat to see and the ranger station has boards you can rent to slide the hills. Bring water.

Thank wmcbryde21
Georgetown, Texas
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183 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There isn't another Texas state park like this one. The draw for most folks is the large area of "active" (e.g. unvegetated) sand dunes. The visitor's center rents out plastic snow sledding discs for $2.5/2hrs, and gives you a small block of wax, and you can slide down the dunes just like it were snow. Well, almost - you really... More 

Thank crusadercc
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Beautiful sand dunes park in mid-Texas. Although there are some picnic spots along the road in, the best area to visit is all the way back- gorgeous sand dunes! For families with younger children, you can sled down one of the dunes. Best time for photography is early morning or late afternoon, when shadows are long. If you're arriving after... More 

Thank Mimi E

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