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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Mountain Home, Idaho


27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.92436
Longitude: -115.72213

Elevation: 2513' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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21 Reviews

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We were here in the off season and there were only 3 RVs in a large campground. The park is well off the road. It's self serve, first come first serve in the off season. The water was off but who cares! We loved having the space and the ability to walk the z small dune next to the campground with our dogs. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
92
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We came during an astronomer convention years ago.

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Review Count: 189
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Our stay here was HOT; temperatures topped 106 during the day! We were glad we had reserved one of the few shady sites in Broken Wheel campground (which is the shady one in the park). Sites are spacious, and in cooler, wetter weather have lots of grass, though pads are paved (and can be unlevel). Tent sites have wooden shelters for the picnic tables. A few campground hosts are on hand, though we had no interactions with them here. The bathhouse is quite old & worn, but is generally pretty clean. There are no sewer hookups; the dump station is thoughtfully a "2-holer," and easy to access. Despite being busier than we expected (due to the heat), the campground was quiet at night. A bonus on weekends is the astronomy presentation - an indoor show & fun lecture, aimed at all ages, followed by a chance for everyone to look through the park's big telescope, and through several brought by local volunteers. Even with smoky skies, we had good views of the Ring Nebula, Saturn and a double star. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park is 20 miles from Mountain Home, and quite isolated. Be sure to have enough gas and groceries, as it's a bit of a drive to get to either one. Verizon reception was fair, changing constantly from 4G to 1x to none. Dark skies at night have made this a prime place for stargazers.

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Review Count: 181
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This state park has two campgrounds, both with 30/50 amp service and water; no sewer. There is a dump site located near both campgrounds. We camped in Eagle Cove, a pull through end-of-the-road site, with a nice green belt & tree next to patio. Roads are paved, sites are gravel. There's a nice sized, gravel patio area with picnic table and fire ring. We did not use the restrooms, but a walk through showed them to be clean. There are volunteer camp hosts and work campers keeping the park clean. When reserving online, add $10 for transaction fee. There's a $5/per day fee for the tow vehicle. Monday through Thursday, seniors get 50% off of camping fee. The visitor center has a nice display with information on the area and wildlife. We would stay here again. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Eagle Cove 62
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

I could grouse about the price (which includes a fee for reserving online). Apart from that, though, this park is excellent. We stayed at the Broken Horseshoe CG. Getting backed into our site was a bit tight (a longer rig might have trouble; ours is a 17' trailer) but everything else was really nice. Between the sites are mature trees, and brand-new trees have recently been planted. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's an astronomy program on Fri & Sat nights; the dunes are magnificent; there are scenic walks; the visitor center is informative and a place to rent boards with which to slide down the dunes.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Eagle Cove campground. 30 amp service, water but no sewer. They do have a dump station in the park just down the road from the CG. It's a nice campground with picnic tables and fire rings. I do recommend Eagle Cove Campground over the wagon wheel. We have stayed in Bruneau Dunes State Park quite a few times over the years and it's always clean with level sites. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
95 - Eagle Cove
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If staying in the park on the weekend during the summer months be sure and visit the observatory. If staying in the park during the spring or fall be sure to take a walk on the dunes. In the summertime the sand is so hot you can barely walk on it. Note: No vehicles are allowed on the sand dunes. So if you're bringing your ATVs, UTVs or motorcycles, you will be only allowed to operate them on the gravel roads.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Nice state park with access to the sand dunes. We stayed in the Broken Wheel area which had some shade and spacious sites. But that meant we had to deal with low branches. The newer section has pull-through sites which would be easier for a large RV, but they are closer together and have no shade. Very quiet with beautiful, star-filled skies at night. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Loved this placed. Only downsides are the un level sites, but we were able to get it level with blocks. Also, our picnic table had some poop (cat?) on it, and the grass/weeds were a foot tall in all of the sites. Other than that, it was perfect. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rent a sand sled from the visitor center and go sledding down the sand dune. LOTS of FUN! Also, the observatory is open on Friday and Saturday nights. Go if you are able. We were able to see the rings around Saturn.

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Review Count: 135
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We liked this state park very much. It is located out in the middle of nowhere so shopping requires some planning. There really is no place to park at the Visitor's Center with your RV. We had a reservation so check in was not required. The campground loops are located a mile or so from the Visitor's Center. We stayed in the new section which is wide open with few trees and is much better for a big rig. Site was level and utilities adequate. Very nice dump station with easy access. Did not check out or use the bathhouse. Verizon cell/mifi worked fine. We arrived on a Saturday for 3 nights and by Sunday, we were the only campers in our loop. For those with military benefits, Mountain Home AFB is about a 25 mile drive and has a nice BX/Commissary. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Very well maintained, clean fully functioning facilities. A bit eerie for us pulling in late to be the only campers, but high summer on a weekday is off season as it is the desert and hot. Great amenities with 2 lakes with fish, an Observatory, programs available on weekends, and a decent little visitor's center. Then there is the amazing 3 plus dunes it is named for. The kids went "sand boarding" and had a great time on the dunes on rented boards. Good facility and a gem of a find for our "breather day" We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at the Broken Wheel campground, which is the older of the two. The advantage is there are some trees that provide limited shade. It was 100 degrees when we were there. A little pricey for what you get. The bathrooms and showers were adequate as were the connections. The picnic table was full of bird poop. There are sites with shelters for the picnic tables. If you are going to visit, visit when the observatory program is available. This is worth the trip. Also, go on the scorpion hunt with the park ranger, at night. They are luminescent with UV light. My kids loved it! Do not go in the dead of summer - too hot to enjoy the dunes. A bit too pricey. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 189
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Spacious back-in sites in Broken Wheel campground; many have a bit of shade. Many sites also have wind/weather shelters over the picnic tables; others have a fairly large sand "patio" where the table and fire ring are located. A few sites will accept big rigs. (The other campground in the park has all pull-throughs but they are much less spacious and not many will take big rigs. No shade there either, but they have a good view of the dunes.) Bathhouses are typical state park fare - older, concrete, a bit shabby but kept as clean as possible. Shower offered plenty of hot water and a private changing area, which works for us. The astronomical observatory in the park, open weekend evenings, was most interesting, and kids especially will enjoy sliding on the dunes. There's a small lake in the park which allows boats and - I believe - fishing. Popular place on weekends; quiet on weekdays. Can be hot and/or windy. We will definitely come again. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Nice older park with a pond, the dunes to hike/play upon, and an observatory. (Check the website for programs; we were there during a full moon, so no night sky viewing.) We stayed in the older section, with the trees and shade, and once the day cooled off, enjoyed a peaceful stay. Not very dog friendly, given the burrs and other prickly things, but there was an area of the desert with a rather homemade sign that said "Off Leash Dog Area." Not on a bet would I let my dog loose there, given that we'd just walked the nature trail and read about the scorpions, badgers, and other native creatures that the off-leash dog could encounter! Again, seems like Idaho state parks are kind of over priced at $28.32 for a night, but an interesting place we might stay at again if we pass through this way. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This park is really wonderful. Not at all crowded when we arrived. It was the perfect spot to watch the storm that was rolling in. Very spacious sites, well cared for and a wonderful path connecting the two campgrounds. The planetarium was not open when we were there...but we would have most definitely visited it. Sunrise lit up the dunes creating some beautiful photo ops!! We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 161
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Nice desert campground. Trees and grass at the Broken Wheel campground. Orient rig to get sun or shade as you prefer. About 100 deg on our first trip in 2013. Our rate includes a $5/day credit for having Idaho's State Park "Passport". We agree with prior reviews. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 199
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice state park situated in a unique geological area. There are two areas to camp in. The older area has big trees for shade, but the sites are smaller. The new area has room for bigger rigs, but hasn't any shade. It's a short drive or a walk through the desert landscape to the dunes, which are pretty awesome and fun for kids to climb and slide down. Because the park is away form any big city lights the star gazing is fantastic! Bruneau Dunes is a peaceful, quiet and beautiful place to camp. We would definitely stay there again. We camped at Bruneau Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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