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Monahans Sandhills State Park

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Address: Interstate 20 and Exit Mile Marker #86, Box 1738, Monahans, TX 79756
Phone Number: +1 915-943-2092
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Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including...

Nearly 4,000 acres of sand dunes with activities including "surfing", camping, hiking, picnicking and bird and wildlife watching.

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I first visited as a child and I still enjoy visiting this nice state park. It hasn't changed that much in 40 years (that's a good thing). It's a great place to take kids of all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Kevin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to go to whenever you're bored in the city or wanted to have a little bit challenging hike. It gives your legs a workout by walking up and down hills of fine sand! The sand is so fine that it penetrated through our shoes and socks! We also saw several rv and campers who stays... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this park! You are able to camp right next to the dunes and if you cross one dune in most directions you will have complete solitude. We were in a 29 foot travel trailer and stayed in spot 11. Park staff was helpful, we were there in late October and the weather was great and other campers were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I first visited as a child and I still enjoy visiting this nice state park. It hasn't changed that much in 40 years (that's a good thing). It's a great place to take kids of all ages for some fun in the sand dunes. It's an easy weekend trip from the DFW area. Pretty nice camping if you are prepared... More 

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Pittsburg, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wonderful place. Some wonderful sun sets/rises and all the stars you want to look at. Keep an eye out for toads. Right at dusk we were coming down a dune past a picnic shelter when right in front of us a very large toad came out of the sand. After checking us out, he turned and hopped away. Really did... More 

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Salado, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a great time visiting this unusual state park. The main feature is giant sand dunes that make the park unique in Texas. You can ride the dunes on sand disks just like sledding in snow. The dunes are constantly on the move so the road and camp sites may or may not be clear of sand. The only... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

my kids loved it here so much fun for the whole family! we bbq out there the kids got to slide down the hills and explore while we the parents got to relax and enjoy having our toes in the sand. safe and family friendly

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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here for a lunch/road trip break. I had planned ahead and brought some toboggans with us for this as a friend recommended the stop. We stayed about an hour and a half but could have easily stayed more. The kids REALLY enjoyed sliding down the hills. At the entrance, the ranger told us where to go for the... More 

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Mooresburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I had so much fun. It was my first time surfing sand dunes. I kept telling my friend it better be worth the 2 and a half drive. It went above and beyond

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited Monahans Sandhill State Park today and found that it was simply beautiful. There has been a lot of rain this year and many of the dunes were covered with wild sunflowers. The staff at the entrance/museum/gift shop were extremely nice. Not only did the lady who helped us tell us about the Sandhill Park, but she gave us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Perhaps some folks need to remember that the entry fees to State and National Parks helps provide support needed to keep these Parks open. Small price to pay. The entrance to Sandhills SP was the first WOW. Beautifully done. The Park Store is also the history/nature "museum". Wonderful displays and information about the dunes area. Outside, close by, is a... More 

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