**Effective July 16, 2014 until further notice, the Land Management Agencies in Southwest Idaho implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all State and BLM managed lands within Owyhee County due to extreme fire danger. This impacts Bruneau Dunes State Park.
Currently building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove are allowed only at campgrounds and day use areas using the designated grill at that site.
Smoking is allowed in an enclosed vehicle, designated recreation site in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.**
Bruneau Dunes Snapshot
64 miles south of Boise, ID
259 miles north of Ogden, UT
181 miles north of Elko, NV
115 miles southeast of Ontario, OR.
82 serviced; 31 standard; 5 group; 2 ADA campsites; 2 cabins (1 ADA)
Showers, flush toilets, dump stations, equestrian campground and trails
Ramps, electric motor boats only
Fish, boat, swim, picnic, bird watch, hike, learn, horseback ride, fly kites, star gaze, dune ski and rent a sand board from the Visitor Center and sled!
Group camp, shelters, conference rooms
Dune sled, ski and snowboard
Hike, bike, horse
Coyotes, rabbits, lizards, scorpions, ducks, geese, kestrels, hawks, herons
Guided walks, special programs, education center and observatory
Bruneau Canyon Overlook, CJ Strike Wildlife Management Area, Silver City historic mining town, Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Owyhee Uplands National Backcountry Byway
Purchase or rent
Sand boards are available for rent at the Visitors Center Nature Store for $15/day, and you can also purchase gifts, souvenirs, drinks and snacks there
Yes, all campgrounds and the visitor center
Yes. Do not leave unattended. Clean up after them, please.
Off-road vehicles are only permitted on the main paved road in the park, no dune riding is allowed.