Think white sandy beach, but no ocean. Remote camping, crystal fields of gypsum, rainbow sunsets, unique desert plants, and wildlife are all protected by these state and national parks, with one thing in common, sand dunes. Hike, surf the dunes, or ride an off-road vehicle where allowed. Now is the time to visit when winter temperatures are manageable, and crowds are sparse. Here is my pick of eight sand dune parks to explore from Texas across the western United States.
February 10, 2022