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Although it was 102+ degrees it was quite comfortable. The large view of dunes was breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Phil G
Hockley, Texas
Staff is condescending

Very hot sand hills with no shade. Seems like a fun place for kids, picnic tables are sometimes... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. We had our two tween kids and two dogs, and were pulling our heavy (this is important in a minute) 5th wheel. We didn't pull in until about 6 pm on Sunday of Spring Break, and we...More

7  Thank TennWalkingHorseLady
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 November 2014

To Whom it May Concern, My family and ( I ) had a very horrible experience camping at Monahans State Park because of Michael Smith whom works at that park. In all my years of camping at state parks as a child, then raising my...More

17  Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Although it was 102+ degrees it was quite comfortable. The large view of dunes was breathtaking. While there we shared them with two bus loads of first graders sliding down the sand dunes with their park provided "discs" all obviously having a great time. The...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very hot sand hills with no shade. Seems like a fun place for kids, picnic tables are sometimes buried in the sand. You can rent sand discs and other play equipment. There is a store.

Thank CarolynHall
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you never grew up out of the fun of playing in a huge sandbox, this place is for you! Nice accomidations.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to the park. We stayed here in a fifth wheel and had plenty of room and full hookups. The lady at the desk was not friendly and almost rude ( I'm hoping she was having a bad day and that...More

1  Thank Loves-to-RV
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This state is an excellent place to visit and have great fun for both adults and children. Sliding down the sand hills and then having a picnic at the day use areas. Make sure you bring plenty of water. The souvenir shop is co-located with...More

Thank andrewortega
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a site right next to the sand dunes where our kids could go sledding. The sunsets and sunrises were both so beautiful. They rent or sell sleds at the Visitor Center where you check-in. We were staying for 5 days so it made...More

Thank ketah777
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! This place is so pretty! It's also very very fun! We enjoyed ourselves, and the price is right! I LOVE this place! Has become one of my favorites!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. It was during spring break so they were a little busy. The lady at the desk was very rude. She seemed irritated that I had questions and was more concerned about getting to lunch than being helpful for the...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to White Sands in New Mexico and this was very similar. We found that it was harder to 'surf' the dunes here as they weren't as high. However, it was neat to see and the ranger station has boards you can rent to...More

Thank wmcbryde21
Reviewed 5 March 2017

There isn't another Texas state park like this one. The draw for most folks is the large area of "active" (e.g. unvegetated) sand dunes. The visitor's center rents out plastic snow sledding discs for $2.5/2hrs, and gives you a small block of wax, and you...More

Thank crusadercc
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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.