Winter Update 2022:
- All campgrounds are open through the winter and power is on. We have turned off domestic water in the Broken Wheel and Eagle Cove campgrounds. Those restrooms have also been winterized, but vault toilets are available in all campgrounds. For those needing water, frost free spigots are located in the Equestrian Campground so you can fill a jug or RV tank.
- All campsites are first come/first served until March 16, 2023
- The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week through the end of October. We will post new Visitor Center hours next month.
- Sand boards are available to rent at the Visitor Center.
Observatory update: The Observatory has closed for the season
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.
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.
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.