Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans Sandhills State Park


Location:6 miles northeast of Monahans off I-20, in the midwestern portion of the state.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electrical hookups, tent camping, showers, restrooms, day-use group facility, picnic areas, nature trails, bridle trails, interpretive center, park store, equestrian area.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, sand sledding.
Special Features:Park encompasses a small portion of the sand dune field that extends 200 miles from south of Monahans westward and north into New Mexico. Most of the dunes are stabilized by vegetation, but the park is one area where many dunes are still active. Active dunes grow and change shape in response to seasonal prevailing winds. The park's Dunagan Visitor Center features hands-on exhibits on the botanical, archeological, historical, and geological features of the area.
Address:PO Box 1738
Monahans, TX 79756

Phone:432-943-2092
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/monahans_sandhills
Size: 3,840 acres.

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Monahans Sandhills State Park (31[degrees]38'N, 102[degrees]49'W), 9 July 1974 (AMNH).
One set of spiders collected from Monahans Sandhills State Park in Texas showed more variation than normal.
Spiders from Monahans Sandhills State Park in Texas were described as being obligate burrowers and showing distress when access to the burrow was blocked (Jack Brookhart pers.
Fieldwork was conducted from October 2000 to August 2001 in Monahans Sandhills State Park and the surrounding areas of Ward and Winkler counties in conjunction with a mammal survey of the state park.
Another specimen (TTU 82484) was collected from the Pump Jack Picnic Area (13R 706632E, 3502752N) of Monahans Sandhills State Park on 18 October 2000.
Ten specimens (TTU 82481-82482, 82485-82492) have been collected from Monahans Sandhills State Park from October 2000 to July 2001.
A male and a female (TTU 69537-6953 8) were collected from Monahans Sandhills State Park on 11 September 1994.
One specimen of the raccoon (TTU 82493) was collected on 10 July 2001 from Pump Jack Picnic Area (13R 706632E, 3502752N) of Monahans Sandhills State Park in Ward County.
A male and a female (TTU 69537-69538) were collected from Monahans Sandhills State Park on 11 September 1994.