Spring is a great time to visit and camp at Bruneau Dunes State Park! Water has been turned back on to all RV sites. The restroom buildings are open and showers are available in Broken Wheel and Eagle Cove Campgrounds.
Our observatory is closed until further notice. Please, keep an eye on this page for upcoming observatory announcements.
You’re invited to star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory! See the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. Observatory tours and solar viewing (through a specially adapted telescope) begin one hour before sunset, and are free of cost.
Following that, visitors can view short orientation program and then have the chance to survey the heavens through the observatory’s collection of telescopes. There is a per person viewing fee (children 5 and under are free of cost). Check event listings for fees.
The observatory is open to the public from early April through mid-October on Friday and Saturday nights only, weather permitting. For presentation times, call 208-366-7919, or check the kiosk when you arrive at the park.
*Observatory nights are only held on Friday and Saturday nights, with the exception of 3-day holiday weekends.