With one of the longest camping seasons in the Idaho Parks system, Bruneau Dunes State Park offers camping opportunities throughout the year. Campsites and cabins are available with plenty of first-come, first-served sites too.

Bruneau Dunes park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America with a peak rising 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. Explore the dunes in your hiking boots or rent a sandboard from the Visitor Center, but off-road vehicles are only permitted on the main road.

You can also fish for bluegill in the lakes at the foot of the dune; unlock the mystery of the desert with a breathtaking hike or horseback ride; plan a group picnic or visit the Bruneau Dunes Observatory (during non-COVID-19 times) and gaze at the night sky through the Observatory’s collection of telescopes.

Location

Bruneau Dunes State Park Idaho
27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd, Bruneau, ID 83604, United States

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Hours

Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

Fees

Resident Fees

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee: $7 per vehicle

Basic campsites: $14 per night

Electric campsites: $26 per night

Equestrian campsites: $14 per night

Cabin: $60 per night

Non-Resident Fees

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee: $7 per vehicle

Basic campsites: $17 per night

Electric campsites: $29 per night

Equestrian campsites: $17 per night

Cabin: $65 per night

All fees are tax inclusive.

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Contact Details

Phone: (208) 366-7919

Email: BRU@idpr.idaho.gov

Official Website: Bruneau Dunes State Park

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Bruneau Dunes State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Observatory update (September 2021): In order to make needed repairs on the building, we have decided to close the Observatory a little early this season. We apologize to those hoping to reserve a spot in October. We hope to resume normal programs in the spring and to see you here!

Please note: UAV/Drone use is only permitted in the designated UAV area (contact the park for location). Flight outside of the designated are is strictly prohibited.

Bruneau Dunes State Park is a must-visit state park in Idaho. Check out other state parks in Idaho here.

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