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Outdoor activities semi- close to Boise: Bruneau Dunes State Park
March 29, 2022

Bruneau Dunes is the tallest single structured sand dune in North America. Peak rises 470 feet above the surrounding desert.

Location: 27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd, Bruneau ID 83604. 64 miles south of Boise

Contact: (208) 366-7919

Park Reservations: 1-888-9-CAMPID (922-6743)

Hours: Day use open 7am- 10pm

Amenities: Boat ramps, charcoal grills, dump stations, electricity, equestrian campsites, fire rings, firewood sales, indoor flush toilets, group picnic shelter, indoor showers, life jacket loaner station

Accommodations: Cabins, RV campsites, Tent campsites

Boating: ramps, electric motorboats only

Trail types: hiking, biking, horseback

Overnight accommodations: 82 serviced, 35 standard, 2 ADA campsites, 2 cabins. Camper cabins sleep 5, electricity, A/C & heating unit. Guests must bring their own bedding.

Rent or Buy: Sandboards are available for rent for $15/day; souvenirs, drinks, snacks

Wifi: hotspots are located at visitor center and at the observatory 

Equestrian facilities: corrals and water spigots for horses. Vault toilets, small shelter with picnic tables, and 19 non-reservable campsites

Observatory: *Please check the website for the most current information.* Star gaze at the night sky at the Bruneau Sand Dune Observatory. Tours and solar viewing begin 1 hour before sunset and are free. Visitors are also able to use the collection of the Observatory’s collection of telescopes; check event listing for fees. Open from early April to mid October on Friday and Saturday nights, with the exception of 3 day holiday weekends

Reserve a camper cabin by calling 888-922-6743 or book online at

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