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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Very fun place to camp! The sites are set within the dunes so it's easy to head out straight from the camper to sledding after the sun has gone down. The sled rental closes in the late afternoon, so make sure to bring your own. The sites were mostly sand-free and level with good room between neighbors and ample space for larger RVs (we have a 38' 5th wheel and had plenty of room to park and not unhook). The only reason I knocked it down a few stars was because the entire campground lost power at 3 AM. I was still pretty warm since it was July, and there was NO number to call anywhere to report the outage! We finally saw a park ranger around 9 AM the following morning, and he said he had no idea the power was out. By that time, a good number of campers had left before dawn because of the situation. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
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.
Great photo opportunities here and convenient to I-20. Excellent for overnighters.
Review Count: 75
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
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.
Review Count: 89
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $23.00
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.
Review Count: 93
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 28
Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
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.
Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $15.00
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.
Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
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.
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.
Review Count: 136
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 34
Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
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.
Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
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.
Review Count: 79
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 40
Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $21.00
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.
No shopping nearby. Town of Monahans is 5 miles away.
Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 37
Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $23.00
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.
Review Count: 59
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $8.00
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.
Review Count: 114
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $23.00
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.
Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
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.
Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 57
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $15.00
$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.
Grills and picnic tables are provided. Easy access dump station on big loop next to bathhouse.fu11timers • December 2014
No shopping nearby. Town of Monahans is 5 miles away.Mtmoi • May 2015
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.Menno • January 2016
Great photo opportunities here and convenient to I-20. Excellent for overnighters.PARTYOF2 • June 2016
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