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Bruneau Dunes State Park

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Highway 78, Bruneau, ID
+1 208-366-7919
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Amazing place

Great dunes, quiet (during the day), very nice campground. Stayed overnight. Some sort of jet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cr8zykittens
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Bisbee, Arizona
Great Day Trip

A little over an hour drive from Boise. Good for hiking, exploring and fishing. We met some friends... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer C
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Meridian, ID
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Highway 78, Bruneau, ID
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dunes, quiet (during the day), very nice campground. Stayed overnight. Some sort of jet exercise all night long, jet planes turning over the top of us, got maybe 2 hours of sleep. Not sure if this goes on routinely or was something unique. Check...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little over an hour drive from Boise. Good for hiking, exploring and fishing. We met some friends who were camping there. Glad we only went for the day, not our idea of camping. Not much shade or grass. We were also lucky the we...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Sandy hike from visitor center to western base of dunes, then up the dune. Very steep at the top. One can walk along the dune...a little fear of heights meant we went back down, hit trail west of large lake and around to picnic area....More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Due to time limitation I visited only the big dune (end of March). It is a unique, quite high and steep dune. The way to the top is slow because you sink into the sand on every step. Some visitors left their shoes at the...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Packed up a picnic and had a lot of fun. Great place to spend the day, although camping is available as well. There is a $5 per car fee to get in and during the busy season you may want to call to reserve a...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited Bruneau Dunes on Tuesday March 27th. This was my second visit to the park. Highly recommend hiking the 7 mile “The Dunes Trail”. Great views from the tallest single structured dune in North America. Bring water and walking sticks might be useful if climbing...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

This park is a natural recreation area along the Snake River that features sand dunes and a couple of small ponds. Entrance fee is reasonable at $5/car; camping costs additional. There is a visitor center with exhibits, information, souvenirs and snacks. A separate observatory is...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The cost is only $5, which we deposited in an envelope just before the visitor’s center. The visitor’s center is a little on the sad side, taxidermic wildlife displays, small gift shop, a photocopied map of the park to pick up, but not much otherwise....More

2  Thank JE and JA D
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We went to Bruneau Sand Dunes by Mtn Home we had a picnic at one of the many picnic areas. The kids and some of the adults climbed to the top of the tallest sand dune. It is the tallest Sand dune in North America....More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience for me and the family. It was me, my wife, my 4, 5, and 17 year old. We all had a great time. The dunes are a sight to see! If you're feeling up to it, you can climb the...More

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second2012chance
June 4, 2018|
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Response from AndreaP1990 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. You can check their web site, or you should be able to call. I know they have night time group hikes, but not sure if they would allow a solo hike.
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Jessica M
April 8, 2018|
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Response from AndreaP1990 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you're going to do. For a day trip, no. For camping, I would say yes. More info is on their web site.
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