This November, we tried a new type of surfing, sand surfing at Monahans Sandhills State Park, and it was so much fun! We all loved it!
Know Before You Go
Sand disc are rented from 8am – 3pm for $2 each, or you can purchase them there for $15.
Located right off the highway, you can’t miss it!
The dry sand just brushes right off your skin and clothes, use baby powder to remove wet sand.
Don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray.
Take plenty of water!
If the dunes are too wet or too hot, the disc don’t slide as well.
We visited in November, when the sun was out and the temperatures were in the 50’s. It was perfect, because the sand absorbs the heat so well. We still needed sunscreen.
After hours of struggling up the hills in tennis shoes, and constantly dumping out the sand, we took off our shoes and it was much easier! It’s another thing you can’t do during the summer!
Motorized Vehicles are not allowed on the dunes!
Sand disc are rented in the Visitors Center.
The Visitors Center has an interpretive center.
The sandhills are so pretty!
The Sandhills are the real fun!
You don’t realize how BIG the sandhills are until you climb to the top of one of the biggest dunes, named Mt. Everest!
It’s fun for every age! If you fall, it’s just soft sand!
You don’t HAVE to have a sand disc, the kids had fun just rolling down the dunes, too!
Sandboarding isn’t something new, it’s done around the world, and there is even an online magazine dedicated to the sport! If your kids enjoy skateboarding or snowboarding, they even sell special sandboards! Click HERE to visit their site, and a list of popular sanddunes in the US and abroad!
Day Use and Camping/RV Sites are right up on the dunes! If you are planning to tent camp, it’s just like the beach, but without the sound of the waves.
Look for Shin Oaks, a small oak tree that only grows to about 4′, but has many acorns.
The state park has a geocache hidden inside the park. State Park geocaches are always bigger, fun to find and with lots of tradeables!
If you haven’t been geocaching, state parks are a great place to start! Click HERE to visit geocaching.com, watch a video and get started!
Things To Do in (near) Monahans
The Dunes at Kermit is a bring your own ATV course, with some camping available.
Monahans Sandhills State Park
Click HERE to visit their website.
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