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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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Tucked away; close to Boise

Camped here in a 34' motorhome. Spaces are nice enough and roomy enough -- had no problem finding our spot and getting set up. Rangers and park hosts were most polite and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
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Eagle
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at Bruneau Sand Dunes this weekend. April is a good time to visit here. The temps were mild, the night skies were clear, the campgrounds and observatory were full but still doable. Loads of hiking is available. We saw lots of wildlife, including hawks, coyotes, and other desert creatures. Hopefully, the first of many trips.

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Issaquah, United States
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Was a treat to play at the dunes today. They are really huge and worth the side trip from the highway. Totally recommend. Bring water.

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Henderson, Nevada
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Interesting large sand dunes created thousands of years ago in the middle of Idaho are fun to climb !

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Bremerton, Washington
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This state park is about 20 miles south of Mountain Home, ID. 2 campgrounds to choose from. Nice big spaces. Easy access to the dunes and to the lake. It does get rather windy so be prepared for that. The jets from Mountain Home AFB gave us a bit of a show on a couple of the nights we were... More 

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USA
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Camped here in a 34' motorhome. Spaces are nice enough and roomy enough -- had no problem finding our spot and getting set up. Rangers and park hosts were most polite and friendly. Got to know them on a first-name basis, and they actually had smiles on their faces almost all the time. Twas a nice change from some parks... More 

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Thank writer42
United States
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

As the tallest, freestanding sand dune in North America and just an hour and half away from our place, Bruneau Sand Dunes sparked our curiosity so we decided to visit it last September. It was a good time because of the cooler weather and hopefully, not that crowded. It is also possible to camp there and go star gazing but... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

As we were tired of driving, we decided to stop and spend the night in Bruneau Sand Dunes Park. We got there very late (around 12-1 am) and the whole time until sunrise there was some kind of dog crying and making VERY and I mean VERY creepy noises very near us. We searched everywhere with flashlights (as we were... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've been driving around Idaho and stopped here on a whim. It was a lot of fun! We didn't try the sand boarding (too scary) but we did climb up a sand dune. We hiked up in our bare feet, (only on the dune, not the trail) the sand was so smooth and felt wonderful. There is a GIANT dune... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

On the way from Boise to Idaho falls, if you have a couple of extra hours, you may visit the Dunes state park. It is not a necessity, however. A few people camp there, several kids slide down hill, and that's it. It is quite, pastoral and serene, but unless you come to stay, you can leave after twenty minutes.... More 

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Star, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went camping at Bruneau Dunes State Park over Labor Day Weekend. Had a great time. The Dunes were fun, but bring wood bottomed sleds as the plastic ones do not work very well. They do rent them in the Visitors Center so stop there on the way in.

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