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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Highway 78, Bruneau, ID
+1 208-366-7919
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Good hike

Sandy hike from visitor center to western base of dunes, then up the dune. Very steep at the top... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Chuck S
,
Idaho
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Interesting and unique sand adventure

Due to time limitation I visited only the big dune (end of March). It is a unique, quite high and... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Drors101
,
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Highway 78, Bruneau, ID
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Sandy hike from visitor center to western base of dunes, then up the dune. Very steep at the top. One can walk along the dune...a little fear of heights meant we went back down, hit trail west of large lake and around to picnic area....More

Thank Chuck S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Due to time limitation I visited only the big dune (end of March). It is a unique, quite high and steep dune. The way to the top is slow because you sink into the sand on every step. Some visitors left their shoes at the...More

Thank Drors101
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Packed up a picnic and had a lot of fun. Great place to spend the day, although camping is available as well. There is a $5 per car fee to get in and during the busy season you may want to call to reserve a...More

Thank AndreaP1990
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Bruneau Dunes on Tuesday March 27th. This was my second visit to the park. Highly recommend hiking the 7 mile “The Dunes Trail”. Great views from the tallest single structured dune in North America. Bring water and walking sticks might be useful if climbing...More

Thank jamied49er
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This park is a natural recreation area along the Snake River that features sand dunes and a couple of small ponds. Entrance fee is reasonable at $5/car; camping costs additional. There is a visitor center with exhibits, information, souvenirs and snacks. A separate observatory is...More

Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The cost is only $5, which we deposited in an envelope just before the visitor’s center. The visitor’s center is a little on the sad side, taxidermic wildlife displays, small gift shop, a photocopied map of the park to pick up, but not much otherwise....More

2  Thank JE and JA D
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Bruneau Sand Dunes by Mtn Home we had a picnic at one of the many picnic areas. The kids and some of the adults climbed to the top of the tallest sand dune. It is the tallest Sand dune in North America....More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience for me and the family. It was me, my wife, my 4, 5, and 17 year old. We all had a great time. The dunes are a sight to see! If you're feeling up to it, you can climb the...More

Thank brandonsc1998
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stopped in here on our way from Twin falls to Boise. Was nothing out of this world but still interesting and a good way to break up the road trip. Cost per vehicle is $5.

2  Thank Elyse D
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had heard about sand-surfing and were totally excited to try it. It was 101 degrees outside.. they were wearing flip-flops.. One of the sleds blew up over the dune we were on.. It was too hot on bare feet to chase after it.. Had...More

1  Thank 1Julian3
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second2012chance
4 June 2018|
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Response from AndreaP1990 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. You can check their web site, or you should be able to call. I know they have night time group hikes, but not sure if they would allow a solo hike.
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Jessica M
8 April 2018|
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Response from AndreaP1990 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you're going to do. For a day trip, no. For camping, I would say yes. More info is on their web site.
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