Beaver Dunes Park The dunes formed by
blowing sand at Beaver Dunes Park, create an oasis effect
that appeals to park visitors and offroad enthusiasts alike.
Located in Oklahoma's panhandle region near the City of Beaver,
the 520-acre park was originally established in 1930 as a
municipal park for the city. The park serves the local
communities and mid-panhandle region of Oklahoma, Kansas and
Texas. The history of the sand dunes are part of a geological
system formed thousands of years ago. During the Great Ice Age,
heavy rainfall and snow melt carried sand, gravel, silt and clay
down Oklahoma's river systems from their headwaters in the Rocky
Mountain region. As these materials were deposited along the
river's flood plain, wind would gradually move the lightweight
sand particles away from the river, forming sandbars and dunes.
Because Oklahoma's prevailing wind is from the south, most of
the sand dunes were formed on the north bank rivers. When the
sand dunes lose their blanket of vegetation, they begin to
shift, propelled by the force of the wind. Beaver Dunes State
park offers areas of different environmental contrasts. Quiet,
sheltered low pockets amidst high sand dunes exposed to the
harsh panhandle elements.
Off-Road Vehicle/Dune Buggy Riding The 300
acres set aside for off-road vehicles is open daily from 8 a.m.
to 11 p.m., year round. Dune entrance fees may be paid daily;
through the purchase of a 3-day pass (Friday-Sunday, March
1-November 30); or an annual dune pass. Please call the office
for fee information. Off-Road Vehicle Warning There are hazards
in the off-road areas that do not exist in other areas of the
park. Always use common sense when operating off-road vehicles.
Because of the nature of shifting sand, be aware of sharp
drop-offs and exposed objects. It is avised to travel with
partners or tell others where you are going and when you expect
to return. Provide a description of your vehicle. The ORV area
is fenced and posted with ORV boundary signs. Vehicle access
beyond the boundary is not permitted. Be aware of your location
at all times. Safety regulations for ORV area In order to have a
safe and enjoyable stay at the Beaver Dunes Park, please
observe the following dune riding rules: • All vehicles must
have a WHIP attached to the ORV that extends 10-feet from the
ground to the top of the whip. • All vehicles must have a 6"x12"
FLAG attached within 10" of the whip's tip. It must be bright
red or bright orange in color with no writing. • All vehicles
must have front & rear LIGHTS for night use. • Dune buggies and
4x4 vehicles must have a ROLLBAR sufficient to support weight of
vehicle and must have a seatbelt for each passenger. • Full
coverage HELMETS are strongly suggested. Riding is at your own
risk. • You are required to stay within the posted park