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PARK UPDATE:

Winter 2021-2022 Update:

Water in the main campgrounds has been shut off for winter (power remains ON). Water is available is the Equestrian campground for those needing to fill their RV tanks. Vault toilets are open in all campgrounds and the Big Dune Day Use area. The RV dump station remains open, but the water has also been shut off for Winter.

Sandboards are available to rent from the Visitor Center. Visitor Center hours vary, please call ahead to confirm availability.

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.

Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

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

Amenities:

  • Boat Ramp/Launch
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Dump station
  • Electricity
  • Equestrian Campsites
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Sales
  • Flush toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter
  • Indoor Restrooms
  • Indoor Showers
  • Life Jacket Loaner Station
  • Picnic Areas

Accommodations:

  • Cabins
  • RV Campsites
  • Tent Campsites

Boating: Ramps, electric motor boats only

Trail Types: Hike, bike, horse

ADA Accessibility features:

  • ADA Cabin
  • ADA Campsite
  • ADA Restroom

Acreage: 4,800

Elevation: 2,470

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

Current Conditions

Contact the Park

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.

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