The tallest single-structured dune in North America, Bruneau Dune State Park, rises to 470 feet soaring above small lakes in the high desert. The state park offers prairie, dune, lake, desert, and marsh habitat, so there are numerous opportunities to observe several nocturnal species.
Some of the activities park visitors can indulge in are camping, birdwatching, hiking, fishing, swimming, and viewing the stars at one of the only two public observations in the state. This pet-friendly state park allows everyone to climb the dunes; however, no vehicles are allowed on the dunes.
There is a visitor center which gives visitors free information on fossils, insects, birds of prey, wildlife, as well as dune items to purchase as gifts or souvenirs. Two cabins are available for rent, and some of the facilities available are conference rooms, an auditorium, dump station, boat launch, horse stalls, and picnic shelters.
The state park is a favorite of families because of its family-friendly facilities. There is something for everyone, be it children, adults, or people with furbabies. There are two campgrounds, one which is aimed primarily at smaller RV’s and tents, while the other is mostly for motorhomes and larger RV campers.
A small lake offers excellent fishing for those who are interested. Float tubes are also a ubiquitous sight. Visitors are reminded that motors are not allowed in the lake. The national observatory is available to the public on weekends, and they can be an exciting experience for people who enjoy astrology.
Dogs of all size are welcome at the park at no additional fee, but they must be under the control of their pet parents at all times. They must always be on a leash and cleaned up after at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the trials, so remember to keep them off the trails.