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Bruneau Dunes State Park

27608 Sand Dunes Road

Bruneau Dunes State 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 sand board 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 and gaze at the night sky through the Observatory's collection of telescopes. 


Alek & Laura Eccles

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Fun place to take the kids! The sand dunes were so much fun even with a 1 and 3 year old. It was very hot though (up to 100 degrees) so be prepared! Some areas don't offer ANY shade. The stars at night are worth going to see on their own.

Jithin Manikantan

Monday, June 11, 2018
Great place .. one day visit is good. Camping will be good idea. Huge sand hills. We can climb on sand hills. Consider bringing food and water.. Better to visit when it is not very hot.. sand can get very hot. Parking is 5 $. Restroom are available.

Em Shaeffer

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
We had a blast sand-boarding here. Make sure you get there by 3:30 pm if you need to rent boards, and that you return them by 6:30 pm. We were very disappointed that it was too cloudy to observe the skies, and wish that the observatory were open more than just Friday and Saturday nights. That said, everything here was beautiful, and it was great just to sit on top of the sand dunes and look out. There were very few people when we went on a Friday afternoon, so it felt like our own private mountains. If you're going sand boarding, I suggest wearing sneakers (the sand is hot) and bringing wet wipes and sandals for after.

Jon Schulz

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Beautiful park and well maintained camp grounds. But the highlight is the 25" reflective telescope that is open for public use. The park staff and local volunteers set up multiple telescopes for guided viewing of the clear night sky. Worth the $5 and, in my opinion, a $20 donation.

Jeff Kadrlik-Torr

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Awesome place, pictures definitely don't do the size of the dunes justice. I definitely underestimated how hot it gets. We went on a 70 degree day, but with the sun reflecting off the sand and no shade, made for a hot walk. Would definitely recommend going on a cooler day, I couldn't imagine this place in the middle of summer. Wear sunscreen, and take lots of water!!

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