Fall is a great time to visit and camp at Bruneau Dunes State Park!
Eagle Cove and Broken Wheel Campgrounds have been winterized, but electricity will remain on throughout the winter and vault toilets are available in each campground. (Water is available year round in the Equestrian Campground).
*Observatory nights are only held on Friday and Saturday nights, with the exception of 3-day holiday weekends.
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.