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“Sand everywhere - hills impressive but hard to slide”

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Monahans
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
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 must have your drivers license and license plate to rent sledding disks - you drive a short distance to the sand hills. We arrived at 11 am and it was hard to slide down the sand even after heavy waxing. Recommend no shoes and sunscreen. They have picnic tables and grills to BBQ - NICE AREA. There are showers and restrooms. We showered off the sand from our feet before getting back on the road. Becareful of roadrunners! We saw 3 while driving inside the park. The sledding was about what I was expecting for "texas" sledding but if you really want to sand sled - head to Nambia in Africa - that's totally amazing!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Linda A
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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 again in the future. Monahans also has some good restaurant choices. Great area!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jennygirl05
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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 might be more cooperative or in the morning. We were there in the hottest part of the afternoon. The geography was something new. Overall something good to try if you are passing through. The museum on site was educational.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DGK71
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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
1  Thank bedandbrkfastfan
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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 year, this area can provide the tired taveler with a peaceful, relaxing break in stark contrast with hectic I-20. Almost, as soon as you exit the freeway you will begin to enjoy a sense of quiet that is the nature of this place. The dunes are beautiful, the sky is big and if you're respectful of the speed limit there's typical west Texas wildlife to be seen along the winding road that passes between the dunes...roadrunners, jackrabbits, cottontails, hawks, owls, javelina, coyote, mule deer, and if you are very lucky an occasional bobcat. Your visit is what you make it. You can climb the dunes, sit in the shade at covered picnic tables, walk or jog the roadways or take out a folding chair and view the magnificent star filled night sky. The camp sites provide basic services but can accommodate everything from a tent to a very large luxurious bus.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Judith B
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