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Although it was 102+ degrees it was quite comfortable. The large view of dunes was breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Phil G
Hockley, Texas
Staff is condescending

Very hot sand hills with no shade. Seems like a fun place for kids, picnic tables are sometimes... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
+1 915-943-2092
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I are retired and live in the small town of Monahans, TX, a short drive west of the Sandhills State Park. We visit this lovely natural area nearly every day of the year. No matter what time of day or season of...More

1  Thank Judith B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to see and experience if you've never seen sand dunes but I highly do not recommend visiting in the summer months. If you do, go at cooler times of the day and take plenty of water! The sand was extremely...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I went to Monahans Sandhills State Park on a Saturday morning in July. Many kids and some adults had plastic disks and were sliding down the sand dunes. That was fun the watch. The park office rents plastic disks for about $2.25...More

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We arrived at noon (mistake!), rented two disks and after 40 minutes we left! It was too hot! Went back later in the day and had the best experience. Perfect temperature and great light for photographs. Rangers are extremely helpful. We stopped in many places...More

1  Thank cdc2509
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is truly a hidden gem. I must admit I have driven by the exit many times when travelling along I-20 and thought it didn't' look like much. How could sand dunes be fun? Well, our son learned about them in Texas History and wanted...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great stop! We had children ages 3-9 in our group & they had a blast! Bring plenty of water. There are covered picnic tables for lunches & outdoor shower to rinse off. Staff was super friendly & informative. You can rent large...More

Thank Clea428
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This Park is really fun to visit with kids. You pay a fee and you can rent disks to surf the dunes. The rangers were very helpful and friendly and gave great advice. We made the mistake to go at noon! Returned later and really...More

Thank gint0n
Reviewed 11 June 2017

the park is nice when its cool weather out rangers are nice.im 44rys old been going there since i was a kid,promised to never go back as long as that smith guy who thinks hes chasing terriost around works there;total jerk he is;

1  Thank gjghjkkdredg
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Although it was 102+ degrees it was quite comfortable. The large view of dunes was breathtaking. While there we shared them with two bus loads of first graders sliding down the sand dunes with their park provided "discs" all obviously having a great time. The...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very hot sand hills with no shade. Seems like a fun place for kids, picnic tables are sometimes buried in the sand. You can rent sand discs and other play equipment. There is a store.

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Cheryl S
16 September 2018|
Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
Not a cactus but still a succulent plant. It is Euphorbia antisiphyllitica.
David I
28 March 2018|
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
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.