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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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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 2 days ago
Belton, Texas

I have always wanted to see these dunes. We arrived around sunset, but the visitor center was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, TX
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Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
+1 915-943-2092
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank DGK71
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank bedandbrkfastfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank hellogoodbye_7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank M J
Reviewed 17 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 11 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
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Gagan G
17 July 2017|
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Response from Mimi E | Reviewed this property |
I'd advise any time except summer, when the temperatures can get really hot. If you are there in summer, go in the early evening, when it will be cooler. It is fun for a day trip, and generally that's enough. The main dunes... More
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.
29 October 2016|
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Response from TravelPaul2015 | Reviewed this property |
Tent camping is very popular at Sandhills. I think it would be great...obviously check wind conditions for anything unusually high.