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Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans, Texas


2500 I-20
Monahans, Texas 79756
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Sites: 26
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.61870
Longitude: -102.81171

Elevation: 2724' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Rate sighted represents camping only. If you do not have an annual parks pass there is an $8 entry fee too. Nice stop when going cross country on Interstate 20. Far enough back from the highway so it is quiet at night. Only 26 sites on a single loop, with 10 pull through and 16 back in. Pull through sites can be a little tight depending on your neighbor as they are joined front to back rather than independent sites. Electric, 30/50 amp and water only with a dump station. Bath house but I didn't use. Picnic table with sun shade provided at each site. No fire ring but elevated grill at each site. Might not be a good stop if it is very windy as the sand is fine and drifts easily. Several of the interior roads were partially covered with drifted sand. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Visitor center has some displays and a small souvineer type area. Sand discs/round sleds can be rented from the visitor center to use in sliding down and playing on the dunes. Looked like people were having fun. Several miles west into the town of Monahans.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Great park for an overnight, 50 amp, many pull thrus. Quiet, some sites not level enough for a MH but OK for a trailer or 5th. Windy the entire time we were there, sand blowing all the time. Sand is very soft so hard to walk on sand dunes. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Pappy's, brisket was very good so was the spicy sausage. There is a train graveyard in town. Not open to the public but enough is visible to make the graveyard interesting.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Texas has great state parks, and we make a point to stay here when we are passing through on I-20, and it's so restful we often stay an extra day just to enjoy the quiet. The park is unique, and worth a look online to get all the details. Kids would love it. Park rangers and/or hosts are very knowledgeable and helpful. Just a nice, low stress place to stay. Far enough from the interstate to be quiet! We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

I would have rated excellent, but there had been heavy rain overnight and the site was partially under water. The site had been closed and the park was full, but we were kindly offered the "waterfront" site if we wanted it. Just got our toad tires wet. Grateful to have a site after a long day of driving. All things considered, it was excellent after all...:)

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

The dunes are an amazing display of nature. Unique experience to climb and explore the dunes. One night we had an absolutely fantastic sunset!!! Visitor center is an ample space but the displays are dated and lack energy. You do not come away with much enthusiasm for the park. But, once you stay there and hike the dunes it is a great experience! Restrooms in the visitor center were out of order. One shower in the men's restroom had only cold water. Site 14 is located as you enter the camping area loop. It is on the corner of the road, very small and faces all the oncoming traffic of the camping loop. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Hike the dunes, be sure to catch sunrise and sunset and take pictures!

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Well worth the visit, hidden way off the interstate, but easy access. Clean, and a nice quiet place to visit. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

most sites are pull through's that parallel the road, some a bit tight for big rigs depending on if the one adjacent is being used. some back in's as well. we purchased the TX parks pass to avoid the daily per person fee of $4/per. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

took a stroll on sand dunes. can rent "saucers" to slide down dunes, would be fun for kids. Happened to be there night of a nasty wind storm. Sand/wind not a good combo. Power went on the blink because of storm but was restored.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Price is $15 for E/W plus $4 per night if you do not have the TX state park pass. Very small park (only 24 sites) in gorgeous setting--sand dunes and desert type surroundings. Very convenient to I-20 (exit 86) but encourage you to take a good morning walk even if you are only using this as a one-night stopover. Campground is far enough from the interstate that highway noise is negligible. Park road and site spots paved (but be careful not to accidentally go off into the sand on the side as it is very soft). Mostly level. About 10 sites are pull-through and no trees to worry about overhead clearance, so probably suitable for many larger rigs. Most sites have covered shelters over the picnic tables. Grills. No fire rings. Verizon signal good. Some over-the-air TV available. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

For a nominal fee you can rent a sand sled from the park office and spend time flying down the dunes. Even if you don't choose to go sand-sleighing, this is a beautiful park in a magical setting, especially in the early morning hours.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Unique landscape: I had no idea there were sand dunes in West Texas and that alone made this park worth the stop. Although there was no shade and no privacy between sites, we really enjoyed this two night stop on our way to Arizona. The bathrooms were not terribly clean, but there are free showers available. Site 2 was level and we liked having a pull through. Distant highway sounds and distant train sounds were comforting and not disturbing at all. I'll make a note that it would be a great lunch stop off of Highway 20, even if we can't camp here. We purchased a Texas State Park Pass due to the number of times we pass through, but for those who don't have one, you can still use the Visitor Center and the Nature Walk free of charge if you're just passing through. We will definitely camp here again. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Arrived after office was closed (4:30 pm) so selected a site and self checked in. Sites are narrow but can accommodate big rigs with slides if you park so that hookups are between your slides. Park host on site was helpful in getting settled. Daily fee of $4 per person in addition to the very reasonable camping fee so total was $23. Neat dunes. No wind on our overnight stay but would question camping here if it was windy due to blowing sand. Hookups of electricity and water on same pedestal and worked well. Sites are reasonably level. Dump station fee is $2 but don't know if that applies if you pay for camping. Very quiet at night. Park was about 80% full over night. Good stop for overnight. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 2 nights as a break during our TN to CA trek. We paid $15 per night plus $4 per person per day (2 people). Total was $23/night. That's a bargain in our book! There were no additional fees or taxes. Yes - the campground is basically a long skinny parking lot with parallel parking but you're parking in the midst of really cool sand dunes. From Site #5, we had views of the sand dunes from our windshield and all windows on our passenger side. We thought it was pretty neat - not something you see everyday and certainly not what you'd expect to see in the middle of West Texas. Hook-ups worked perfectly. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The dump station has good access even for big rigs towing. Our site was plenty big for our 40' motorhome plus Jeep. We felt even a 45' rig with tow could have fit as well. We un-hooked our toad so we had optimal maneuverability to get into our site. However, it's feasible you wouldn't have to un-hook at all. We were not the only 40' MH with toad in the CG. Suggest arriving early for best site selections (size and hook-ups). We did not make an advance reservation. We rolled in about 3pm on a Tuesday. It seemed the CG was generally empty until 3-4pm but full by nightfall. We felt this was a great stop for a couple of nights while traversing West TX and enjoyed playing on the dunes. Kids would LOVE it! We could not hear any highway noise. There is a very dim sound of trains in the distance. It's hard to imagine it would be loud enough to disturb anyone. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a fun and different type of stop. The price is reasonable. It's way better (quieter and safer) than a Walmart or a Rest Stop.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park, easy access right off I-10. The pull thru sites parallel the road, some are level, some not so much. Water/elec worked fine, no WiFi. Bathhouse and showers are nice and worked fine. Dump station worked fine. When you make a reservation, you are not guaranteed a particular site, just that you will have a site. It is first come first serve for the "best" sites. The camping fee is $15, plus $4.00 day use fee for number of people. Our $23 fee was camping 1 night for 2 adults. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is probably a great place for kids to slide down the sand hills as a novelty, but as a campground it's little more than a road with motor homes and travel trailers parked alongside it. Very little spacing between sites, no privacy. The posted rate is $15.00 per night but there is an additional $4.00 charge for each person in your motor home or travel trailer as a day use charge. You can hear traffic from the interstate and railroad. You cannot reserve a specific site on the state park website but you are assigned a spot when you arrive. One of the pull through sites had standing water but no one corrected it as it was assigned the 2 days that we camped there. We would not return to this campground. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

I loved camping here! We had a site right next to the sand dunes where our kids could go sledding. The sunsets and sunrises were both so beautiful. They rent or sell sleds at the Visitor Center where you check-in. We were staying for 5 days so it made more sense to buy than rent. There are not very many big rig sites, but the site we were in was good. We were in site 9 and we have a 41 foot 5th wheel. Verizon coverage was good. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We only spent one night here passing through (and still had to pay $4 per person entrance fee in addition to the camping fee) but it looks like a fun campground. Nestled among sand dunes, you can rent discs to sled the hills. The water and electric hookups worked fine. There is a dump site. The bathhouse was clean and had plenty of hot water for showers. Beware of high winds. We caught a storm passing through and we were buffeted with wind gusts of up to 70 mph. That sand can sting! There is no wifi available and winds prevented us from raising the antenna. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night in site #25 (back in, electric and water only). The park is easily located right off of I-20. The sand hills are fascinating and the kids loved sliding down them on the disks we rented from the park office. We had full LTE service from AT&T. We did not try the OTA or satellite for TV although I suspect they'd both be just fine. We enjoyed our stay and would return when traveling through this part of west Texas. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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