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Tried sand sledding

The wife and I took a try at the sand sledding. Didn't have good luck with getting any speed - it... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
DGK71
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Belton, Texas
A must do!

We spent several months staying at Monahans Sandhills State Park and we miss it, greatly. We... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
jennygirl05
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Carthage, Texas
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Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
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Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We spent several months staying at Monahans Sandhills State Park and we miss it, greatly. We enjoyed the office staff, they are all super friendly. The whole family had a blast sliding down the dunes and going for long walks. We can't wait to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The wife and I took a try at the sand sledding. Didn't have good luck with getting any speed - it is not like sledding on snow. Just another item checked o the Texas Bucket List. The park ranger suggested that winter time the sand...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I have always wanted to see these dunes. We arrived around sunset, but the visitor center was closed and really the dunes weren't much. Little kids might enjoy sliding down them, but there is not much for adults to do.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ViaggiPlus
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Cheryl S
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Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
Not a cactus but still a succulent plant. It is Euphorbia antisiphyllitica.
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David I
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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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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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