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Monahans, Texas

Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans, Texas



Monahans, Texas
Phone: (432) 943-2092

Sites: 26
Recent Rate: $15 6/2016

Latitude: 31.6187029553731
Longitude: -102.811710008621

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Sandhills is a one-of-a-kind campground. We planned an overnight here because it was a mid-way point between stops for us. There is not a bit of shade anywhere, but the dunes and sand make it starkly beautiful. The park ranger was very helpful and suggested site number 12 for us, but also said if we found something else we liked better, to just call the office and let them know we switched sites. Easy to maneuver within the campground, but would probably be difficult if there was a lot of wind drifting the sand.
We'd stay here again. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Great photo opportunities here and convenient to I-20. Excellent for overnighters.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed three days to do a photo shoot. The dunes are beautiful and kids have fun sliding down the larger ones, some as tall as 50-70 feet. Colorful sunsets and sunrises. Check-in clerk was a little snippy but got the job done. She assigned a site where our coach step buried itself a few inches in the sand when we opened the door, although we were as close to the utilities as we could get. They have "eyebrow" type pull throughs, most of which appear to be a little short for larger rigs. We saw a big rig in one, but it was actually taking up 2 sites. We switched to a back-in which was paved, level, and of adequate width. Utilities worked well. We had no problem with Verizon signal strength for phones but did not have adequate strength for the Mi-fi. We had a concern about the metal archway over the entrance, since there were no signs giving its height and the office didn't know the minimum clearance, although they advised they had had 18 wheelers and large tour type buses go through with no problem. Be advised you will have sand everywhere in the RV, but hey, its the sand hills, so expect to clean after you leave. Although easy on and off and close to I-20, it is quiet. Our site had a metal table covered by a metal awning. We enjoyed the stay. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects the $8/day admission fee ($4/person) plus $15 for the site fee. The previous May review said it all. Office staff had no sense of humor, sand everywhere, and the sites are sharp U shape making it difficult to park a larger RV. We ended up on the "wrong" side of the utilities to avoid foot deep sand and the sharp turn we'd have had to make to place the utilities on the correct side. Each site has a covered picnic table, but it is sitting in the sand. Aside from the difficulties this is an interesting park and we had a lot of fun watching a wedding photo shoot as well as people sliding down the dunes. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Monahans Sandhills State Park is an interesting Texas State Park near Monahans, Texas. The park features large sand dunes. You can rent or purchase plastic discs to slide down the dunes. The camping area has 26 water and 50/30/20 electric sites with a central dump station. Great place to visit or stay for a night or two. We were in site #9. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a gorgeous park. The sites are well spaced. And the sand dunes are so cool. No night time light pollution. Lots of walking trails. Cell services is spotty if that's important. But it is remote place. We saw two rattlesnakes mating when we drove in! Overall this was a fantastic place to stay, we hated to leave. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stop-over, or to stay a few days. There are a limited number of sites with water and electric, and more camping/tent sites, and some pavilions for picnics. The best part - if you're traveling - is that the place is QUIET. No traffic or trains. It's right off of I-20, with easy access. I suggest that you Google the park, because there are too many details to mention here, but I highly recommend it. We stop here every year in January on the trip west, and there's always room. It might be another story in the warmer months. No sewer hookups, but a dump station on the way out. I had 3G coverage, and cell phones worked fine. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12 of 24
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Check this park out online. They rent saucers/discs, for sliding down the dunes, and the children love it.

The website wouldn't let me add a comment at the price. It's based on cost of the site plus a per person entry fee. It was $4 per adult, and $15 for the site.

We are 52 feet including towing a car, so they can handle some larger rigs.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an oddball place. It's a campground surrounded by sand dunes just off I-20. We arrived at 4:35 expecting to be able to check in at the office only to find out that they close at 4:30. There is a self-pay station, but I didn't have the cash or a check and you are only supposed to pay for one night and then go to the office in the a.m. if you wanted another night (which we did) You also cannot see the campground from there so we had no idea as to the availability or if there was a site that would suit us, so we just went ahead. Availability wasn't a problem because there were only about four or five other campers. We found that many of the back-in sites were inaccessible because the sand dunes had covered them. It kind of made the place feel like a ghost town. I don't know if the staff doesn't bother maintaining the sites during the off season or what. We found a back in site that worked for us and set up camp. The campground is a mile and a half from the office and we would've had to "un-setup" completely after I got inside to get cash and/or a check to drive up to the pay station and I wasn't about to walk 3 miles round trip to pay so I figured a ranger would come by the next morning and I'd pay then. Long story short, no one ever came by and we ended up stopping to pay at the office on the way out on the third day. We saw a number of people come in late and leave early and I'd be willing to guess they did not pay. Really not a place that seems to be well managed at all. It is very pretty though if you like the dunes/desert type of landscape. The washroom was bright and seemed clean enough, but nothing special. Didn't use it. No wi-fi, but Verizon worked ok. For $15 electric & water (plus the rip-off "per person/per day" use fee, but we have the TX pass so didn't have to pay that), it was a good deal, and I'd probably stay again if I needed a place in the area, but it was the least inviting of the six TX state parks where we've stayed. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The "3" rating for service should really be N/A. We didn't have any interaction with any staff members. I tried to call along the way for after hours instructions, but just got voice mail. Then we crossed into another timezone, and I realized the office had already closed. :) Easy access, right off I20. The campground is far enough back in the park that you don't hear the noise from I20. We arrived right after the sun went down, and left before sunrise. We had a reservation, but there weren't many campers there. We got a pull through site right next to the dunes. We kept talking about having to come back some time and enjoying the dunes during daylight. Then the bees arrived as we were packing up to leave. Lots of them. One family member has a bee allergy, so we ended up rushing to get out of there. Noone got stung luckily. We'd stay here again. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
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Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

No "stay off the dunes" signs here. Visitor interaction is encouraged. Park staff even rents discs for sliding down the sandy hills. Rather short hours: discs have to be returned by 4 p.m. to the office, a 1 1/2 mile away from the camping sites. Good exhibit of how sandhills are formed at the office with extras, sounds of birds, etc. Some pull-throughs best entered by turning around at the dump station and entering through the camping exit road. Short nature trail. Stay here when your RV is dirty; you'll leave with sand inside and out. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

No shopping nearby. Town of Monahans is 5 miles away.

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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park conveniently located right off I20. The rate is $15 to camp and $4 per person admission. We were told if we did not like our site, to give a call to the office with one we selected. Very nice office staff. The dunes are beautiful and you can rent a big plastic disk to slide down. Sunset and sunrise is absolutely stunning. Water and electric (50 amp) were good. We had one of several pull through sites. Good road in, good road throughout the park and the sites pads are paved, but very narrow. Nice covered picnic table area at each site, but located in heavy sand. Bathrooms were dated but clean. We had no MIFI access with Verizon and virtually no phone service. We did get a couple of TV stations with our antenna. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Sand, Pavers
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

We called in the morning while on the road. One of the parks people said that they might have a site open and to come when we got in the area. When we got to the park and went to see if there was any openings, the head ranger said that the person should not have told us to come in. He said that we could park in an area with water only. We drove in and watched kids, and some adults, slide down the sand dunes. Later on, when we went to the area the ranger told us about, he was there. He told us that there was a cancellation, and we could go to that site. He said that he would only charge us the $4.00 per person fee and not the regular fee. All the sites were asphalt and fairly level. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
24
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent quick stop when travelling I-20 in West Texas. It is right off the interstate and has pull thru sites. 30/50 amp & water only. Has a free dump station if needed. If you have kids, they can "surf" in the dunes. Rate is $15.00 per night with a $4.00 per person State entry fee per day. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

You come here to experience the sand dunes which are really cool. We've been to a few sand dunes parks in the US and these are the best so far. Camping spots are nothing special. You're basically just pulling to the side of a loop and parking. We are 40' and only a few spots will work. Even if you register ahead of time like we did, the spots are first come first serve so if you get in later you may be out of luck finding a spot that will fit a larger rig. Very convenient to I-20. Verizon service worked fine. Good stop between El Paso and Dallas. Would stay here again. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

$15 per night was for a narrow but level asphalt 50-amp electric and water site. We do have the TX Parks Pass we purchased for $70 (it allows access to all 90 TX state parks) last year-otherwise it's $15 per night plus a $4 per person daily entry fee. Except for the asphalt-parking pad, the sites are all sand with a covered picnic table and pedestal BBQ unit. All sites had a 360° view of the surrounding sand dunes that are the main attraction. AT&T service was three bars of 3G. Verizon coverage was three bars of 4G LTE. We received four over-the-air TV stations. There were also several radio stations. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Striking park. Close to interstate, but you'd never know it from the campsites. Gorgeous sand dunes surround RV and tent sites. The drive up to them is fairly hilly, road is well paved but narrow, and curves almost continuously. Some sites are pull-thrus of the sideways style, some trickier to get into than others for a bigger rig. Definitely much more big-rig friendly than many state parks however. Nothing much "to do" but that's the point at a park like this. Climb the dunes until you're worn out, then after nightfall sit and stargaze (big sky is full of em). You can also rent sleds and other sand toys from the office. A good value even with no discount. Hookups, restrooms and showers were clean and modern, though showers got just barely hot enough for comfort. If you think you'd enjoy a quiet park that feels like the middle of an enormous desert, make sure you arrive with plenty of supplies. Stores aren't easy access and if we'd realized how great the park would be, we'd have come prepared to stay longer. Bring your own wifi though. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Grills and picnic tables are provided. Easy access dump station on big loop next to bathhouse.

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