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Idaho
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Bruneau Dunes State Park
BRUNEAU DUNES STATE PARK
BRUNEAU DUNES STATE PARK
27608 Sand Dunes Road
Mountain Home, Idaho   83647

Phone: 208-366-7919
Reservations: 208-366-7919
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The waters edge

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Boarding on sand.

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Sunset colors

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The Moon at Sunset

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Observatory

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Reflections

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Tracks and Shadows

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Another World

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On the Edge

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Where I have been.

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'Owl'

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Wild life of the Sand Dunes

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'Water among Sand Dunes'

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The water brings life to the area around the Sand Dunes - sustaining wild life.

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'Sand Hill'

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Another hill to climb - and the wind is still blowing

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'Idaho Wind'

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Almost made it to the top - now I know what being sand blasted really means.

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'Wind and Sand'

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What the sand does with the help of the wind.

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'Storm coming'

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The approaching of a summer storm

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'Sunrise on the Lake'
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A beautiful sunrise lights up the island.

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'Reeds on fire'
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An early morning sunrise lights up the reeds at the West end of the lake.

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'Bruneau Sunrise'
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A beautiful sunrise over the lake.

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'Bruneau Dune'
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2 bushes frame a large sand dune in the park.

The tallest single-structured sand dune in North America rises to 470 feet high above small lakes in the high desert south of Mountain Home. The state park includes desert, dune, prairie, lake and marsh habitat with opportunities to observe nocturnal species. Activities include fishing, birdwatching, camping, hiking, swimming and viewing the stars at Idaho's largest public observatory. Feel free to climb but no vehicles are allowed on the dunes. A visitor center offers information on all birds of prey, insects, fossils, wildlife and sand dunes and gift items for purchase. Two cabins are available for rent. Also 82 serviced with W/E and 16 standard sites.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
Bruneau Dunes has one of the longest camping seasons in Idaho's system. Campers often start coming in March and continue to enjoy the park's warm weather late into the fall. Shade trees and shelters are abundant in the campground. A new group camp area with shelter and 50 sites has been added. Two camping cabins are also available for rent in the park.


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The Observatory

The Bruneau Dunes Observatory invites you to look at the stars. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to see the night sky like you never have before. Visitors will watch a short orientation program and then have a chance to survey the heavens through the observatory's collection of telescopes.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 20 In the Nature but amenities of Home by Royal Ranger
Camped in a group campsite with tents on soft grass in the Broken Wheel Camp Area. 27 people for our Outpost Campout. The camp host and a park ranger stopped by to see if we needed an assistance or needed any firewood. Had running water and an electrical hookup, two picnic tables, a fire pit and several trees provided needed shade. June 17th and about 75 degrees. After trampling on the dunes and finding hidden ponds through the sagebrush and sand, the showers back at the campground were very refreshing. We saw jack rabbits, owls, lizards, horned-toad lizards and heard coyotes at night. Only bad thing was the wet spring brought out mosquitoes almost too much to bear.
July 20 Enjoyed to Star event
Went last week middle of July. Very hot in the afternoon but nice in the eveing. Lots of mosquitoes in the morning near the lake when we went for a hike on the trail to the sand dunes. Saw rabbits and lizards. I enjoyed the Star event they did a very good job.
September 29 Along the Bruneau Dunes! by wagonfullofflowers
A good place to visit and camp! Great facility. This is a fee area so make sure you properly pay on your way in or during your camping fee at night. Thanks!
August 5 Awesome night sky wonders! by Layla
Play on the sand at day and relax under the stars at night. Brilliant masses of star clusters that challenge the mind and awe the senses. Dont miss it!
May 23 Fun
A great park with some great features. The observatory is so much fun and entertaining to see such a clear view of the sky also when we were there, they announced night time scorpian hunting by black light. The park was nice and had enough trees to offer shade and the sand dunes and lake are great to.


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