Texas has its fair share of cities, farmland, mountains, and beaches, but did you know that the most incredible state park of giant sand dunes is in Texas as well? The Monahans Sandhills State Park in Monahans, Texas is the most magical hidden destination in the Lone Star state. You will not believe the incredible beauty of the rolling sandhills at this spectacular state park.
The Monahans Sandhills State Park is a 3,840-acre park of massive sand dunes that is open to the public for exploring. There are so many wild activities to partake in for a full day of adventure, including sand surfing, horseback riding, photography, and more. You will feel like you are lost in the Sahara desert on an epic journey at this incredible park.
The park is almost completely unmarked, so the territory is free to explore without any paths or directions. This leaves the land beautiful, clean, and seemingly untouched with the winds removing all footprints and human markings during strong winds. The giant sandhills are the perfect backdrop for the best photography and artistic works.
A popular activity visitors love to partake in is the local sport of "sand surfing". This involves guests bringing their own boogie boards, kayaks, and sleds for an epic day of surfing down the sides of the tallest dunes. It's the coolest and most unique sport around, and you definitely need to try it out!
You are actually allowed to bring your horse to the dunes to explore the 800-acre equestrian area, which also has no marked trails. If you, unfortunately, don't own a horse, you can also bring your furry friends for the cutest day out.
If you are visiting from far away, you can consider reserving one of the parks 26 campsites that have electricity and water to spend the night under the stars. There are also a couple of nearby towns that have hotels if camping isn't your thing.
Entrance fees to the park are $4 per adult and children get in free. The park is open daily all day, with the main office open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Monahans Sandhills State Park is located at Park Rd. 41 Monahans, TX 79756. You can visit their website here for more information!