Park with seventy-foot-high sand dunes opens to public
On this day in 1957, Monahans Sandhills State Park officially opened. It is located 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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates the park. It has a visitor and interpretive center, as well as camping, equestrian, and recreation facilities.