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Kermit Sand Dunes

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Alt Names Kermit Sand Hills, Kermit Sandhills, The Dunes at Kermit
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

The Kermit Sand Dunes area is open year-round and offers several staging areas to choose from. About 700 acres are owned and maintained by the West Texas Duners and in this region there are two staging areas and some primitive camping and riding is permitted for no fees.

The eastern side is owned by The Dunes at Kermit which owns about 1200 acres. Some fees are required to camp and ride in this part but amenities include electric and water hookups, restrooms, trees and carport shade. Whip flags are required and a waiver must be signed.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Kermit, TX
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From: Kermit, TX
1) Take SR-18 north 3.5 miles
2) Turn right (east) on FM-874, continue 5.3 miles
3) Turn left (north) on CR-301, follow to dunes.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail, Dunes
Land Privately Owned / Commercial
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
TERRAIN
Square Miles 25
Climate Type Desert
Elevation 2995 to 3025 ft.
Trail Maintenance Unknown
Loose Dirt This OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
Sand This OHV area has almost all sandy areas.All paddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
Mud The OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
Dust The OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This OHV area has no rocks.None
Trees The OHV area has no trees.None
Steep Hills This OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This OHV area has some large jumps.Some
Berms The OHV area has no berms.None
Single Track This private land has no single track trails.None
Roads This private land has no roads.None
Rider Traffic The private land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Shade This private land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/Gunfire This private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This OHV area has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required No
Dates Open Daily Year-Round
Spark Arrestor No A spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise Limit No
Whip Flags Yes (96 inches) Safety Flags Required
required on all ATVs except dirt bikes and drag quads
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted sand rails must have harness system
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Certain Areas required on the drag strip
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
permitted in burn barrels - wood fuel only
Night Riding No
Alcohol Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
Comment Licensed motor vehicles such as cars, Jeeps and pickups are not permitted off the parking area.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($10.00 per rider)
Dunes at Kermit Fees
Camping Yes
Tent: $5.00
RV: $30.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Dunes at Kermit Fees
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SW) Winkler County Memorial Hospital (432) 586-5864
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SW) Kent Kwik Convenience Store (432) 586-6030
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SW) Kent Kwik Convenience Store (432) 586-6030
Potable Water Water 30+ Miles (SE) Monahans Sandhills State Park (432) 943-2092
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site electric hookups
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 30+ Miles (SE) Monahans Sandhills State Park (432) 943-2092
Primitive Camping Campground 30+ Miles (SE) Monahans Sandhills State Park (432) 943-2092
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SW) Allsup's Convenience Store (432) 586-5015
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (W) Red Bluff Reservoir (325) 657-4206
Body of Water Water Body 30+ Miles (W) Red Bluff Reservoir (325) 657-4206
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (W) Red Bluff Reservoir Ramp (325) 657-4206
CONTACTS
Contact Info The Dunes at Kermit
(432) 586-9282
info@kermitdunes.com
westtexasatv.com
Contact Info Texas OHV Decal Info
(512) 389-8917
www.tpwd.state.tx.us
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