West Texas Camping Oasis – Monahans Sandhills State Park

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In the land of oil rigs, windswept plains and pickup trucks with a purpose, there is a hidden camping oasis nestled between incredible white sand dunes – Monahans Sandhills State Park Campground.

This is without a doubt, our favorite stop in West Texas.  

The Monahans Sandhills campground is easily accessible from the freeway but you would never know it once you arrive.  The camping is peaceful and quiet.  We loved watching the ever changing sand dunes, especially at sunrise.  

You can even go “sledding” on the sand dunes.  If you are feeling adventurous, rent a disc sled at the camp store and give it a try.  

Each campsite has a covered shelter and picnic table.  We prefer sites 1-10 because they provide a great view of the dunes from your site.  The pull through sites in this section are situated parallel to the road and your RV doors open right onto the dunes.  

Taking an afternoon off (or even a whole day!) at Monahans Sandhills in between travel days is a great way to sneak in a mini vacation while on the road.

Tip for kids: Pick up the Junior Ranger booklet and present the completed booklet to the office for a Junior Ranger badge.  

Check out this video from Texas Parks & Wildlife to get a feel for Monahans Sandhills State Park!

Monahans Sandhills State Park Campground

  • 26 campsites with water and electric service.  
  • Hot showers, restrooms and a dump station on site.  
  • $15 per night plus park entrance fee of $4 per person
  • Located just off of Interstate 20, about 250 miles east of El Paso and 350 miles west of Fort Worth. 

If you plan to visit multiple Texas state parks, consider a Texas State Park Pass might be worth your while.  In a nutshell: $70 covers day use at Texas parks for you and passengers in your vehicle.  50% off second night of camping on consecutive nights.  

So, if you are traveling through West Texas on I-20, Monahans Sandhills State Park Campground is an excellent choice for a memorable overnight stop or even a mini vacation.

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