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A few tips for your visit if you (like us) can't do a lot of streneuous walking.

This was my first visit to Bruneau sand Dunes in nearly 50 years. Needless to say, we are not able... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Caldwell, Idaho
Sand Surfing

We visited the dunes on Sunday, August 19, 2018. It was a short drive from Mountain Home. We... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Brentwood, California
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

This was my first visit to Bruneau sand Dunes in nearly 50 years. Needless to say, we are not able to climb to the top of the dunes, or anything too strenuous. Our tips for you include that dogs are allowed (we had our two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank back2Idaho
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We recently camped and explored 2 days. The first day we went to some smaller dunes that you get to on the road first. Lots of people were there trying to sled down them. We have found from experience that sleds do not work unless...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the dunes on Sunday, August 19, 2018. It was a short drive from Mountain Home. We enjoyed the green patches of hay fields strewn throughout that area. When you get to the entrance, there is a $5 entrance fee. You will need to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lwoudstra
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank cr8zykittens
Reviewed July 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Jennifer C
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 993chucks
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Drors101
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AndreaP1990
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jamied49er
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.
Jessica M
April 8, 2018|
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.