STATE PARK ADVENTURES
Sand surfing Monahans
As a winter sport, snowboarding is particularly ill-suited to the Texas climate. But if you’re willing to use a little imagination, you may find the next best thing waiting for you in the deserts of West Texas.
True, there’s no white powder, but powder-soft sand abounds at, the perfect place for sliding down hills. With entrance fees an affordable $4 per adult, it’s a lot cheaper than a ski lift ticket.
Don’t have your own gear? No problem! You can rent a sand disc at the park’s headquarters. There are endless sandhills to climb, jump or surf down. Pick a few and have fun!
Boarding or sledding the dunes is more fun on cool sand, so mornings and evenings are best. Midday, picnic at one of the park’s covered shelters or build a sandcastle, the Monahans equivalent of a snowman.
After playing in the sand all day, rinse off at one of the park’s watering stations before heading home.
More than Sand
Chase Fountain | TPWD
In the saddle
Spend the night