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Bruneau Dunes State Park

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Address: Highway 78 (off State Highway 51), Bruneau, ID
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+1 208-366-7919

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Bruneau Dunes

We went to the dunes ($5 entrance fee)with 4 adults and 4 toddlers (ages 1-5). We stopped at the visitors center to rent sand-boards (1/$15 or 2/$25 for the day-have to be back... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Layton, Utah
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Layton, Utah
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We went to the dunes ($5 entrance fee)with 4 adults and 4 toddlers (ages 1-5). We stopped at the visitors center to rent sand-boards (1/$15 or 2/$25 for the day-have to be back by 5pm) and borrow sleds. Don't borrow the sleds, they don't work at all. We went with the intent of climbing the biggest dune but after talking... More 

1 Thank whitneysalisbury1
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

You really need to follow the trail up to the dunes. You get rewarded by some amazing views over the area. Make sure you start hiking very early or in the late afternoon otherwise it's too hot to walk.

Thank Debratje
Fort Collins, Colorado
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The night skies are very dark here. All the better for viewing the Milky Way. This is also home of the Bruneau Dunes Observatory, with its 25-inch reflector telescope and avid support from local amateur astronomers. We enjoyed their midnight stargazing program, complemented by a hunt for scorpions that glow in the dark when shined in ultraviolet light. And of... More 

2 Thank drczap
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. We arrived after the visitor center was closed so we couldn't rent the sand boards so we ended up just rolling down the hill instead. It was a blast and would go again for sure. Only issue are the bugs, you have to bring bug spray!! Only costs $5 to entry the park, well... More 

Thank Kevin M
Meridian, Idaho
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

This image was created with an even balance in mind of all four elements. Blue sky, mid green mountain, sandy dunes and deep green grass. Photographed at Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho. Keeping the dynamic range bright enough while still maintaining an even tone was executed by creating layers in PSD. Please keep in mind the actual printed photo is... More 

Thank Louis R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2016

The campsites are well maintained with plenty of grass and paved roads. The showers are better than average and everything is clean. The dunes are interesting but if it's hot you can't really enjoy them. Swimming is out of the question because the bugs are vicious. Ok for a one-night stay.

Thank Patti H
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Was a good experience. Huge dunes like I've never seen before and you can use that to ride down the slope. Good and neat campsites, clean and easy accessible to restrooms. Sky is dark still couldnt get a good photo of the milky way :( although saw Saturn, Mars and Jupiter near the observatory which is kinda neat. Overall was... More 

1 Thank InterTejas
Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice to camper in spring before it gets to hot. Make sure you bring mosquito spray. They can be tenacious here.

Thank buhner
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

A great, unique' family place to play and camp. We climbed a smaller dune since larger dunes are harder for those over 50. It's difficult to slide on less step slopes. Helpful to stop at the visitor's center for area maps, ranger info, gifts and rest stop. Center opens 9:00am 7 days a week. But, call for any changes. Stargazing... More 

Thank Ginnie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

This place is astounding, the flowers in the spring are magical. The summer is hot and the winter is bitterly cold. Climbing the dune is a great workout and sliding down is a lot of fun. The wind can be a monster though. If you a re camping here, stake the tent and batten down the hatches. It makes for... More 

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