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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Highway 78 (off State Highway 51), Bruneau, ID
+1 208-366-7919
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Best kept secret!

Fun activity to do with friends, family or solo. Beautiful mountain landscape and being able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mountain Home, Idaho
Very different from what I remember as a kid

OK so I was disappointed. As a kid I remember the lake being very open with just a few trees... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer P
Boise, Idaho
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Highway 78 (off State Highway 51), Bruneau, ID
+1 208-366-7919
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun activity to do with friends, family or solo. Beautiful mountain landscape and being able to climb the dunes is not your run of the mill activity. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat! Definitely don't miss this!

Thank AnnaRVRoadTripUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK so I was disappointed. As a kid I remember the lake being very open with just a few trees around. Back then, there weren't any facilities or improvements. Now however, there is a visitor's center, observatory, picnic and camping spots. We would often go...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at Bruneau Sand Dunes this weekend. April is a good time to visit here. The temps were mild, the night skies were clear, the campgrounds and observatory were full but still doable. Loads of hiking is available. We saw lots...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Was a treat to play at the dunes today. They are really huge and worth the side trip from the highway. Totally recommend. Bring water.

Thank Amy_reviews_places
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Interesting large sand dunes created thousands of years ago in the middle of Idaho are fun to climb !

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This state park is about 20 miles south of Mountain Home, ID. 2 campgrounds to choose from. Nice big spaces. Easy access to the dunes and to the lake. It does get rather windy so be prepared for that. The jets from Mountain Home AFB...More

Thank smidtracing
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Camped here in a 34' motorhome. Spaces are nice enough and roomy enough -- had no problem finding our spot and getting set up. Rangers and park hosts were most polite and friendly. Got to know them on a first-name basis, and they actually had...More

Thank writer42
Reviewed 14 November 2016

As the tallest, freestanding sand dune in North America and just an hour and half away from our place, Bruneau Sand Dunes sparked our curiosity so we decided to visit it last September. It was a good time because of the cooler weather and hopefully,...More

2  Thank Vinroy
Reviewed 10 November 2016

As we were tired of driving, we decided to stop and spend the night in Bruneau Sand Dunes Park. We got there very late (around 12-1 am) and the whole time until sunrise there was some kind of dog crying and making VERY and I...More

Thank Oksanastyle
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've been driving around Idaho and stopped here on a whim. It was a lot of fun! We didn't try the sand boarding (too scary) but we did climb up a sand dune. We hiked up in our bare feet, (only on the dune, not...More

Thank Natsy42
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