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…

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…

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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Dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park near Nags Head, North Carolina
Jockey's Ridge State Park. Photo courtesy of Bohemian Baltimore.

Sandboarding in Outer Banks, North Carolina

You can sandboard on the largest sand dunes on the East Coast at the Jockey's Ridge State Park in Nags Head, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the main sand surfing destinations in the USA. The park is open all year round (except on Christmas Day) and it…

sandboarding at the Bruneau Sand Dunes in Idaho
TJ Bliss sandboarding at the Bruneau Sand Dunes in Idaho. Photo courtesy of Frank Schulenburg.

Sandboarding in Idaho: Bruneau Dunes State Park & St. Anthony Sand Dunes

The sand dunes of Idaho serve as an immense playground for sandboarders and adventure seekers in the United States. The main sandboarding destination in Idaho is Bruneau Dunes State Park, whereas the St. Anthony Sand Dunes near Rexburg are also popular for sand surfing and sand sledding. Boards are available…


Sandboarding in Washington State

Much of Eastern Washington State is a desert, although mostly semi-arid and covered in bushes and vegetation. There are a few sand dune systems and smaller sand bowls, offering spectacular desert hiking trains and limited opportunities for sand surfing. The sand dunes in this area are the result of ancient…


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