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Met up with friends & their friends for a day & night in the sand! Beautiful park &Rv sites hidden... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
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The park entry fee is reasonable. There are camping and picnicking facilities. Be prepared for... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Gerald G
Spring, United States
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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 10 December 2018 via mobile

Met up with friends & their friends for a day & night in the sand! Beautiful park &Rv sites hidden back in the sand dunes! Quiet &surreal.. Mainly water/electric sites but had 50amp &pullthrus!! Sand everywhere and will get in your shoes& rig.. be prepared!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tertl
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I love to camp out there, it’s the perfect time of year for it. I’ve been going there all of my life, for birthdays, for campouts. It’s so much fun!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dgreen621
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The park entry fee is reasonable. There are camping and picnicking facilities. Be prepared for fine size sand in your shoes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small state park that protects an interesting area of sandunes. A small but informative visitor center, a short trail and a small campground are part of this park amenities. The campground has all electric sites and there are showers. Interesting vegetation including...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We were traveling with 8 and 10 year old children. We went first thing in the morning while it was still somewhat cool and had the place almost to ourselves. The kids had wonderful fun surfing the dunes on the plastic saucers that we rented...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mayelle12
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting place with decent w/e camping. Only about a half dozen sites occupied on a Saturday night

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 401allenv
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We spend one night in our RV on our way through west TX. Level RV sites. Clean restrooms. Even as an adult I had fun playing on the sand dunes, until the wind kicked up and chased me inside. Definitely will stay there again if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Virginia K
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is the first Texas state park we have ever stayed at and I have to say it is one of the finest state parks we have ever stayed in. The park personnel are fabulous and friendly as can be, helpful to the nth degree....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank rodneytherock
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop by. Close to the interstate. Friendly staff. Sand dunes are beautiful. Will come back again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Had always heard about the Monahan's Sandhills since I was a child, but had never been there. While visiting family, decided to see some things in Texas that we had missed while growing up here. We were nearby and made a special trip to Midland-Odessa...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
18 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.