Desert Travel & Adventures

Little Sahara State Park, Oklahoma
Waynoka Dunes, Little Sahara State Park, OK. Photo courtesy of Matt Howry.

Sandboarding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's Little Sahara State Park is a hidden gem for adventure seekers and sand sports enthusiasts. The 1,600 acres of Waynoka dunes range from 25 to 75 feet in height and are perfect for off-road vehicles and sandboarding on Sand Mountain.

Wyoming - Killpecker Sand Dunes
Killpecker Sand Dunes - Leucite Hills, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of James St. John.

Sandboarding in Wyoming

The landlocked state of Wyoming won't strike you as a surfer's paradise, but it it is home to some out-of-this-world desert landscapes and sand dune stystems, including some great spots for sandboarding. While not very steep, the Killpecker dunes in the Red Desert north of Rock Springs makes for the…

Sandboard at Cerro Dragon
Sandboarding at Cerro Dragon, Iquique, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cristian Calcagno

Sandboarding in Chile – Dragon Hill, Death Valley and Dunas de Concón

Chile is yet another sandboarding heaven in South America, with a range of diverse and breathtaking landscapes that are perfect for sliding down on a sandboard. In the northern part of the country, you'll find the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. This surreal, otherworldly region is home…

Dune Surfing in Namibia
Sandboarding in Namibia. Photo courtesy of Luke Price

Sandboarding in Namibia: Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

The deserts of Namibia are home to some of the highest sand dunes in the entire world and in the region of Erongo sports like sand surfing and dune skiing have gained much popularity amongst locals and tourists, especially on the dunes near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, whereas the dunes…


The Best Sandboarding Locations Worldwide

Finding a great spot for sandboarding does not seem to be the easiest task, given the need for the chosen location to be filled with large sand dunes, steep slopes, and dry environmental conditions without much vegetation. If you know where to look, there are a range of must-see destinations…

Sandboarding at Mt Baldy
Dunes near Mt Baldy, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo courtesy of Chris Light.

Sandboarding & Dune Sledding in Indiana

There aren't any desert dunes in Indiana, but you can still enjoy sand boarding and sand sledding in the coastal dunes of Lake Michigan, not too far the border with Illinois and from the city of Chicago. Please note that you are not allowed to sandboard in the areas within…


Sand Surfing and Toboganning on Moreton Island

The stunning sand island of Moreton is a flourishing Australian sandboarding destination near Brisbane in Queensland. The island is home to Tangalooma Desert, simply known as "The Desert", a truly unique place with dunes entirely surrounded by vegetation and where a variety of minerals give birth to 32 different colours…

Dune Valley at Silver Lake State Park
Dune Valley at Silver Lake State Park. Photo courtesy of Chris Light.

Sandboarding in Michigan: Silver Lake & Warren Dunes

There are quite a few sand dunes around lake Michigan, and those in the southwest area are especially suited for sandboarding. The slopes near Silver Lake are one of the most scenic areas in the US where sand surfing can be practiced, while the Warren Dunes State Park offers great…

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Sand Surfing in Israel
Sandboarding in Israel at the Negev Desert. Courtesy of DrorBamidbar.

Sandboarding in Israel

Israel is an emerging destination for sandboarding, with the Negev Desert offering soft sand dunes that are perfect for beginners and experienced sandboarders alike. Sandboarding is a safe and fun activity for all ages, and there are many companies that offer rentals and lessons.


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