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Bruneau Dunes State Park

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Address: Highway 78 (off State Highway 51), Bruneau, ID
Phone Number: +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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Vinroy
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Natsy42
Beersheba, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Michael K
Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 

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