Exploring desert peaks
Bruneau Dunes State Park is a public recreation and geologic preservation area located in Owyhee County in southwestern Idaho. It is northeast of Bruneau, fifteen miles south of Mountain Home.
“Bruneau Dunes State Park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America”
– Department of Parks and Recreation
Bruneau Dunes State Park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America with a peak rising 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. Explore the dunes in your hiking boots or rent a sandboard from the Visitor Center, but off-road vehicles are only permitted on the main road. You can also fish for bluegill in the lakes at the foot of the dune; unlock the mystery of the desert with a breathtaking hike or horseback ride; plan a group picnic or visit the Bruneau Dunes Observatory (during non-COVID-19 times) and gaze at the night sky through the Observatory’s collection of telescopes.
“The Bruneau Observatory has the largest telescope available for public viewing in Idaho.”
With one of the longest camping seasons in the Idaho Parks system, Bruneau Dunes State Park offers camping opportunities throughout the year. Campsites and cabins are available with plenty of first-come, first-served sites too.
– Idaho State Parks and Recreation
Bruneau Sand Dunes
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