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

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Allen V
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Naples, United States
via mobile
Sand Dune Fun and Campground

We spend one night in our RV on our way through west TX. Level RV sites. Clean restrooms. Even... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Virginia K
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand dunes” (38 reviews)
“west texas” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
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+1 915-943-2092
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"sand dunes"
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"covered picnic tables"
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"west texas"
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"interesting critters"
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"texas bucket list"
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"ranger station"
in 4 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 6 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
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"great exercise"
in 2 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 2 reviews
"great fun"
in 7 reviews
"new mexico"
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"water hookups"
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"rv sites"
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"dump station"
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"full hookups"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Allen V
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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

1  Thank Virginia K
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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

1  Thank rodneytherock
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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.

Thank Karen K
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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

1  Thank HoopFL
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had a great time climbing the sand dunes. It's pretty hard to believe these dunes are in the middle of West Texas, but they are. The park is easy to find. Park rangers were well-informed and helpful. Lots of people came to sand surf....More

Thank mmmrun81
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

There are only a handful of places in the US to experience huge sand dunes and this is one of them. The State Park is not very big and doesn't take long to see. There are sandy hills at the front of the park, but...More

Thank SLWS1
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

At first we only saw the small hills covered with dead vegetation. We reached the dunes and they are lovely. Had I been younger I would've rented a disc and gone "sledding." The discs for rent are sturdy, heavy-duty plastic and rent for a reasonable...More

2  Thank LB-TX-2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Going to the sandhills is always eventful. We normally take everything we need for the day and to cookout. You can rent sand boards for kids to ride. Always remember to take your sunscreen and be ready to clean your car the next day lol

2  Thank wendethummel
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This park is AWESOME. Rent a disk at the visitor's center (which hasn't been updated since the 1960s), drive to the sandhills, and enjoy! It's great exercise - I hadn't run up sandhills in a while and had forgotten that you tend to slide back...More

5  Thank Alexis B
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David I
28 March 2018|
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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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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.
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cdc2509
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.
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