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Mr-GGs-Monahans-Sand-Hills

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

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Gerald G
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Spring, United States
Small but interesting

This is a small state park that protects an interesting area of sandunes. A small but informative... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Sarracenia
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Norman, Oklahoma
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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!

Thank dgreen621
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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.

Thank Gerald G
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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 flowers in late summer on some of the dunes. Camping is $15 per night and the entrance fee is $4 per person per day. Beautiful for sunset and sunrise views. Close to the freeway so a bit of traffic noise at night.

Thank Sarracenia
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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 at the park concession and information center.
The exhibits there were good covering history, flora, fauna, etc. I would have liked an exhibit on animal tracks in the dunes. When we first got there we did a lot of guessing about which tracks might belong to which animal.
The restrooms were clean and within walking distance of the dunes.
We had a picnic at a covered picnic table before leaving around noon when it was beginning to get hot. I would recommend this park to anyone traveling through the area with children. It was a good break from the hours of travel it takes to go places in that part of Texas.

Thank Mayelle12
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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 passing through. And if traveling with kids I would say STOP. They would have a ball.

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.
There isn’t a whole lot to do in monahans but the history in this park more than makes up for it.
We were here for the first annual kite festival and it appeared to be a success. Kites like you wouldn’t believe. Octopus kite that was a riot to watch, must have been 50 ft in length.
Winds got a little hairy at times but all in all it was a great stay.

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 to visit. It is a small area, but very impressive. The park ranger's are very informative and helpful. This is a wonderful geologic phenomena and definitely worth a visit. God is so fantastic in His creation.

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. It's also a very large forest of oak trees which have adjusted to the arid climate and grow no taller than four feet.

Thank mmmrun81
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