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PARK UPDATE:

Update:

Starting 7/8/22, Stage 2 Fire restrictions will be in place at the Equestrian Campground. This means there will be no fires allowed. We will allow propane or LPG stove fires for cooking only. Fires are STILL ALLOWED in the Broken Wheel and Eagle Cove campgrounds as long as they are in the designated fire rings and attended.

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 8:00 p.m. at the Steele-Reese Education Center (times will change through the season based on sunset). The program will start at 8:30 PM for the indoor presentation with telescope viewing to follow. There are no advanced reservations or ticket sales. We accept cash, check, or card.
 
THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA PROGRAM ON SUNDAY, SEPT 4 DUE TO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.
 
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

Sandboarding is a fun and unique way to experience the dunes.  Board rentals are available at the park Visitor Center daily, $15 for one board or $25 for two. There are two styles available for rent-stand up and sled.

Know before you go. Call the Visitor Center for office hours, especially during off season. 208-366-7919

Board rentals are stopped for the day when:

  • Air temperature reaches 80* at the park
  • 2 hours before Visitor Center closing time
  • Boards must be returned 1 hour before Visitor Center closing time.
  • No refunds on board rentals.
  • No overnight board rentals.

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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