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Kermit Sand Dunes

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alt Names

Kermit Sand Hills, Kermit Sandhills, The Dunes at Kermit

Last Known StatusOpen

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 CityKermit, TX
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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

AreaTrail, Dunes
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial

QUALITY

RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day

TERRAIN

Square Miles25
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2995 to 3025 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis OHV area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis OHV area has no rocks.None
TreesThe OHV area has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis OHV area has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has no berms.None
Single TrackThis private land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis private land has no roads.None
Rider TrafficThe private land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis private land has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis private land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsYes (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 MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permittedsand rails must have harness system
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredCertain Areasrequired on the drag strip
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
permitted in burn barrels - wood fuel only
Night RidingNo
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
CommentLicensed motor vehicles such as cars, Jeeps and pickups are not permitted off the parking area.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($10.00 per rider)
Dunes at Kermit Fees
CampingYes
Tent: $5.00
RV: $30.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Dunes at Kermit Fees

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Winkler County Memorial Hospital (432) 586-5864
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Kent Kwik Convenience Store (432) 586-6030
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SW)Kent Kwik Convenience Store (432) 586-6030
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (SE)Monahans Sandhills State Park (432) 943-2092
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Siteelectric hookups
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SE)Monahans Sandhills State Park (432) 943-2092
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (SE)Monahans Sandhills State Park (432) 943-2092
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Allsup's Convenience Store (432) 586-5015
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (W)Red Bluff Reservoir (325) 657-4206
Body of Water Water Body30+ Miles (W)Red Bluff Reservoir (325) 657-4206
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (W)Red Bluff Reservoir Ramp (325) 657-4206

CONTACTS

Contact InfoThe Dunes at Kermit
(432) 586-9282
info@kermitdunes.com
westtexasatv.com
Contact InfoTexas OHV Decal Info
(512) 389-8917
www.tpwd.state.tx.us

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