Friday night we will meet at Monahan’s State Park to set up camp and relax. Night sand surfing is possible. Saturday morning, we will rent surf boards from the Rangers Station and hit the dunes! Once it gets too hot, usually around 11-12pm, we’ll grab a quick lunch and drive 1 hr to Balmorhea State Park to sun, swim, snorkel, or scuba.
After an afternoon of swimming, we’ll drive to historic Ft. Davis to have dinner and clean up. Lodging choices are the Hotel Limpia, the Indian Lodge, or camping at the Indian Lodge campground. Your choice. After dinner, those who want can drive up the mountain to the world famous McDonald Observatory for a Star Party. Then, drive down the mountain to relax, party, sleep, whatever! Sunday drive home. Fees are very low:
Monahan's: $3 per day per person Entrance Fee (SandSurfing)
Camping Fee: $14 per 8 people per campsite. (Friday Night)
Balmorhea: $7 per person (Swimming, snorkeling, scuba, etc.)
McDonald Observatory: $12 per person for Star Party, $5-$6 for the Twilight Program
Saturday Night: You're on your own! Closest place is the Indian Lodge. Rooms at the Indian Lodge: $95-135/night. Indian Campground fees: Nominal. Hotel Limpia: Call for rates.
Monahan’s State Park:
Balmorhea State Park:
Indian Lodge and Campground: