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   A Little History of our Place

During the early 1930's, hot water was struck near Hooper, Colorado while drillers were exploring for oil.  The hot well water enters our large pool at 118 degrees. The main pool temperature is maintained between 98-100 degrees depending on the season.                                                            

Before being reopened in August 1995, the "Hooper Pool", as we are affectionately called by locals, was last used for swimming in 1978.  Catfish were raised in the pool in the early 1980's and then the pool sat unused for about 10 years.  As the pool was deepened in the summer of 1995, three pool layers were unearthed. Early visitors swam in a dirt-covered board pool & later renovations included two cement floors, ours being the third.

We are family owned and year after year we strive to make Sand Dunes Recreation a one of a kind family destination.  There is always a project and always something new to see!



About our Facility

Truly an oasis in the middle of the scenic San Luis Valley, we offer family fun, relaxation, & rejuvenation for the entire family! 


We offer a 50 x 100 large family pool maintained at 98 degrees year-round! A large enclosure at one end of our facility assures comfort from the weather & covers our baby pool at the same time.  A 25 person therapy pool maintained at 105-107 degrees is also located under the enclosure. Our on-site grille, The Mile Deep Grille is located near the big pool & offers delicious food for any taste!   If you are looking to buy a suit, sunscreen, snacks, or an amazing array of jewelry & gifts, visit our on-site Gift Shop located next to the big pool. Water toy rentals are available at the Gift Shop as well!  

Picnic tables & charcoal grills (outside food is also welcome) plus a 24-foot kids water slide, volleyball & basketball court, & a large grassy area with a creek for the kids offer lots of great family fun!

For our guests 21+ and those seeking an adults-only environment, we are proud to offer The Greenhouse—An adults only (21+) area built in our 10,000 square feet greenhouse. Enjoy 4 soaking pools at different  temperatures, a 10 person sauna, tropical gardens,  patios,  upscale Small Plates Menu, & on-site beer & wine bar “The Steel Box Bar”.  Not to be missed! 

For those looking to stay right here, we offer RV spots, tent camping, 3 small cabins & a large family cabin all walking distance to the pool facility. We offer a 24-hour laundry & shower house as well as an on-site dump station.           

Guests looking for an in-town experience, Sand Dunes Recreation offers 7 beautiful short term rental homes located IN the City of Alamosa. All home rentals include FREE swimming during your entire stay!



Welcome to Sand Dunes Recreation!

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Get Here

1991 County Rd. 63

Hooper, CO 81136


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