Monahans Sandhills State Park

Things to Do

Activities include camping; hiking; picnicking; horseback riding; bird and wildlife watching from the interpretive center windows, which overlook watering stations; and sand surfing.


This park has an 800-acre equestrian area with no marked trails. A trailer parking area and potable water is available, as well as three campsites. The general terrain is heavy sand, with brush and a few mesquite trees. Visitors must provide their own horses.

Equipment Rentals

Sand toboggans and disks, for "surfing" on the sand dunes, can be rented at park headquarters during normal office hours.

Ranger Programs

The Dunagan Visitor Center features hands-on exhibits of the cultural and natural history of the Sandhills, including Dune Dynamics, Permian Basin Heritage and Wildlife Habitat. Scenic windows offer spectacular viewing of birds and other wildlife as they come to food and water. Park orientation is available.

Area Attractions

Points of interest nearby include Balmorhea State ParkBig Spring State Park; Million Barrel Museum in Monahans; the Odessa Meteor Crater, a national, natural landmark; and the cities of Midland and Odessa.

P.O. Box 1738
Monahans, TX 79756

Latitude: 31.618795

Longitude: -102.812112

(432) 943-2092

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.

Gate may be locked after 10 p.m. on some holidays.


Office hours:

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Busy Season

March to August

Maps & Publications

January average low is 29 degrees. July average high is 96 degrees. Average rainfall is 12.3 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

2,724.67 feet

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