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PARK UPDATE:

Spring 2022 Update:

All facilities are open, and water is on at campsites.

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

No off-roading is permitted in the park.   This includes ALL motor vehicles.

Observatory update: 

The Bruneau Dunes Observatory will be open to the public beginning Friday, April 15th.
Please read the ENTIRE announcement for details.
SEATING AND VIEWING ARE LIMITED TO 80 PEOPLE TOTAL. TICKETS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. We will be offering programs on Friday and Saturday nights through the summer season. Tickets will go on sale at 9 p.m. at the Steele-Reese Education Center (times will change through the season based on sunset). The program will start at 9:30 PM for the indoor presentation with telescope viewing to follow. There are no advanced reservations or ticket sales. We can only accept CASH OR CHECK at this time. WE CANNOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
 
Observatory Prices for 2022:
Individual- $5 | Family (Parents and their minor children)- $20 |Students (On a school field trip)- $3 |All vehicles must either pay the $7 MVEF (Entrance Fee) or display the Idaho Passport Sticker.
For questions about the program please call the park at 208-366-7919.
 

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

Current weather conditions at the observatory.

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.

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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