DescriptionThe tallest single-structured sand dune in North America rises to 470 feet high above small lakes in the high desert south of Mountain Home.
The state park includes desert, dune, prairie, lake and marsh habitat with opportunities to observe nocturnal species.
Activities include fishing, birdwatching, camping, hiking, swimming and viewing the stars at one of only two public observatories in Idaho.
Feel free to climb but no vehicles are allowed on the dunes. A visitor center offers information on birds of prey, insects, fossils, wildlife and sand dunes and gift items for purchase.
Two cabins are available for rent. Also 82 serviced with W/E and 31 standard sites.
Services & Amenities:
- ADA Access
- Boat Launch, Ramp
- Camping, Equestrian
- Conference room/auditorium
- Corrals, Horse
- Dump Station, Camper
- Fishing Lake
- Hiking Moderate
- Horse Stalls
- Information Center
- Nature Program
- Picnic Shelter
- Retail, Store/Gift Shop
- Trails, Horse
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|Within 10 Miles|
Alerts and Important Information
- A 5.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
- All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any applicable additional per-person or MVEF charges will be collected at the park.
- MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
- Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
- All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
- Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
- All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
- RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
- Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
- All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
- Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
- Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take highway 51 south from Mountain Home approximately 16 miles. After crossing the Snake River turn left on to state highway 78. Proceed 2 miles to park entrance which is on the right.
Bruneau Dunes State Park
27608 Sand Dunes Road
Mountain Home ID 83647
Phone Number:Information: (208)366-7919
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.
- The park's observatory will be open on Saturday, November 9th for comet viewing from 5:30 am - 7:30 am. That's in the morning, folks, so set your alarm for an early wake up call.
If it's cloudy that morning, we'll try again on Sunday, November 10. Cost is the $5 per vehicle park entry fee (those with an Idaho State Park Passport are not charged the entry fee.) and a $3 per person viewing fee--children 5 and under are free.
from Nov 01 2013 to Nov 09 2013