Bruneau Dunes State Park


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Bruneau Dunes State Park


Location:18 miles southwest of Mountain Home, in southwestern Idaho.
Facilities:98 campsites, including 82 with water and electricity, group campsite, 2 rental cabins, showers, flush toilets, hiking trails, equestrian trails, equestrian facility, boat ramps, group picnic shelter, observatory, educational center, nature store.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, boating (electric motors only), hiking, horseback riding, sledding, sky watching, guided nature walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park features a 470-foot-tall sand dune, the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America. Visitors are allowed to climb the dunes, but vehicles are not allowed on them. Visitors to the park can also view stars at the state's only public observatory, which is located here. In addition, the park is part of the world-famous Snake River Birds of Prey Area, and the visitor center has information on all birds of prey as well as insects, fossils, wildlife, and sand dunes.
Address:27608 Sand Dunes Rd
Mountain Home, ID 83647

Phone:208-366-7919
Fax:208-366-2844
Web: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/bruneaudunesstatepark.aspx
Size: 4,800 acres. Elevation: 2,470 feet.

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Anthony Sand Dunes to the east and Bruneau Dunes State Park to the west are surreal wonders to behold and can each be found a couple of hours away.
Dark skies far from city lights help stargazers get an eyeful at Idaho's Bruneau Dunes State Park, where observatory programs ($3) are held each Friday and Saturday night at dusk.