Monahans Sandhills State Park

By: Glenn Justice

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: April 1, 1995

Monahans Sandhills State Park is on Park Road 41 near Interstate Highway 20 in northeast Ward and southeast Winkler counties, six miles northeast of Monahans. It comprises 3,840 acres of sand dunes that are a part of a dune field stretching north into New Mexico. The park officially opened on November 23, 1957, and is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It has a museum containing historical and prehistorical artifacts, as well as camping and recreation facilities.

Ward County Historical Commission, Ward County (Dallas: Taylor, 1980?).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Glenn Justice, “Monahans Sandhills State Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995