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Camping: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is located twelve miles South of Highway 89
near Kanab. From the park campground you are only about 8 miles from the
Arizona border.

The dunes have been carried here via wind. Coral Pink Sand DunesA notch in the mountains standing in the way of the prevailing winds accelerates the wind enough to grab particles of sand from decaying petrified dunes and deposits them here. Some of the dunes are merely temporary, the wind alters the landscape and provides a never-ending change of scenery.

City of RV's and OHV'sThis area is very popular with ATV and off highway vehicles. You’ll definitely hear the drone of engines here. The main hangout for the OHV crowd is located just before the park entrance. A large flat area to the left of the road can at times become a veritable city of RV’s and OHV’s.

The scenery and unique nature of the park do draw visitors of the non-motorized Visitor Centervariety. Children will love playing in the sand, be sure and bring plenty of sand toys for the kids. A boardwalk provides handicap access to a park overview as well. The visitor center is staffed by helpful employees and fits into the environment very well.

The park campground features 22 sites and one group area. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. There is a dump station and dumpster on site, as well as several water spigots. The campground is nestled in a juniper grove and there is plenty of shade. You will find a trail leading directly from the campground to access the dunes. Sites 5, 6, 7, 12, and 14 are the most level in the campground. Sites 13, 14, 17 and 15/16 are the closest to the restrooms. The campground is often full, so reservations are highly recommended.

If the park campground is full there are a few other options. The Prospector campground is located just off Hancock Road. Hancock Road is a road leading off to the left just before you enter the park. Travel about two miles down Hancock Road and you’ll see the entrance to Prospector on your left. This campsite is available on a first come-first served basis and features seven sites.

If you don’t mind free-lancing a bit there are a few places to camp off of Hancock Road. In particular there is a spur road to the left about a mile up Hancock Road, there are a few very nice places to camp off of this spur trail. Explore around the area Coral Pink Sand Dunesand you’ll find other places to camp.

Be aware when you leave this park you will probably be taking part of it with you. The sand tends to make the journey home with you; you’ll be finding it in crevices of camping gear for quite some time.

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