monahans sandhills state park

Editor’s Note: Adventure Awaits

April 30, 2024 | By

I asked my kids recently about their favorite places we’ve visited in Texas. They quickly rattled off four state and national parks—Big Bend, Caddo Lake, Longhorn Cavern, and Monahans Sandhills.

Sled Down the Dunes at Monahans Sandhills State Park in West Texas

December 29, 2022 | By Melissa Gaskill

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

August 8, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

Photo: Monahans Sandhills State Park

October 31, 2019 | By

West Texas winds transform an ever-changing landscape of sand dunes at the 3,840-acre Monahans Sandhills State Park. The field of dunes begins south of Monahans and stretches north into New Mexico. Opened in 1957, the state park harbors a peaceful Chihuahuan Desert playground where people can explore the rolling landscape, slide down the hills, picnic, camp, and take in extraordinary sunrises and sunsets.

Atta Girl: Lucy the ‘Bark Ranger’ Completes Quest to Visit All 95 Texas State Parks

April 24, 2019 | By Dale Blasingame

The title of “bark ranger” comes with great responsibility and even greater dedication. Lucy, my 5-year-old rescue dog, knows this better than most.

Texas Highways Top 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017

December 27, 2017 | By

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 5 most-read stories of the year.

Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Monahans Sandhills

August 7, 2017 | By

Monahans Sandhills
“This place is one of the most unassuming treasures in our fair state—a microcosm of nature smack dab in the middle of classic Texas oil country.

Secrets of the Sands

February 10, 2016 | By Rachel Monroe

The first time I saw the Monahans sandhills, I thought I had been taken in by a mirage.

Daytripper: Monahans

December 16, 2015 | By Chet Garner

There are times when the highways of West Texas seem to go on forever. Small towns and rest stops flash by with seemingly little to differentiate one from another.

Shifting Sands of Monahans

October 1, 2009 | By Mike Cox

When cartoonist friend Roger T. Moore, a West Texan with a sense of humor as big as one of the dozens of wind turbines looking down on his ranch, told me that the largest oak forest in North America covers some 40,000 acres near Monahans, it sounded like a setup.

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