September 2021 Update:
Beginning Friday September 24th, fire restrictions at Bruneau Dunes State Park will be lifted. Wood fires and charcoal will be allowed, but we encourage visitors to only construct the minimum fire necessary as we are still very dry in the park and campgrounds. All fires must be within the designated fire ring in your campsite.
Observatory update (September 2021): In order to make needed repairs on the building, we have decided to close the Observatory a little early this season. We apologize to those hoping to reserve a spot in October. We hope to resume normal programs in the spring and to see you here!
Please note: UAV/Drone use is only permitted in the designated UAV area (contact the park for location). Flight outside of the designated are is strictly prohibited.
The park has day use areas, which include the dunes, which are only open to the public from 7 am to 10 pm. Please refer to IDAPA code 26.01.20.
Location: 64 miles south of Boise, ID | 259 miles northwest of Ogden, UT | 181 miles north of Elko, NV | 115 miles southeast of Ontario, OR
- Boat Ramp/Launch
- Charcoal Grills
- Dump station
- Equestrian Campsites
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Sales
- Flush toilets
- Group Picnic Shelter
- Indoor Restrooms
- Indoor Showers
- Life Jacket Loaner Station
- Picnic Areas
- RV Campsites
- Tent Campsites
Trail Types: Hike, bike, horse
ADA Accessibility features:
- ADA Cabin
- ADA Campsite
- ADA Restroom
Coordinates: 42.9100, -115.70972
Groups: Shelters, conference rooms
Overnight: 82 serviced; 35 standard; 2 ADA campsites; 2 cabins (1 ADA)
Nearby: 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
Rent or Buy: 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
Wifi Info: Wi-Fi hot spots are located at the Visitor Center and at the Observatory.
Learn: Guided walks, special programs, education center and observatory
Visitor Center: Yes
Museum Available: Yes
Address: 27608 Sand Dunes Rd
Bruneau, ID 83647
Phone: (208) 366-7919
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.