Bruneau Dunes State Park RV & Campground Guide


Ever dream of exploring the sand dunes of the desert? Believe it or not, you can do just that in Bruneau, Idaho at Bruneau Dunes State Park.

This park has a large number of amazing sand dunes, including the largest single-structure sand dune in North America. Hike the dunes using hiking boots or slide down them using a sand board. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast!

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Spring 32-75 F
Summer 52-94 F
Fall 29-68 F
Winter 23-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bruneau Dunes State Park

One of the best ways to see any state park is by camping. This is just perfect since you will need someplace to stay during your visit. No, this doesn’t have to mean tent camping. In fact, we recommend taking the more comfortable route and RV camping instead. 

Obviously, this will require that you have an RV to take with you. RVshare has got you covered there, with hundreds of awesome RV rentals of all shapes and sizes. Search our huge database and find the perfect rig for your sand dune adventure. 

Wondering where to park this perfect RV? One option is to park inside of Bruneau Dunes State Park itself. The in-park campground has everything you need, including some sites with water and electric hookups. Rates here are affordable, and you simply cannot beat the convenience of staying right onsite. 

Of course, there are other options should you prefer to stay outside of the state park. Check out these area campgrounds and RV parks to find one that suits your needs:

Cottonwood Campground

With rates of only $8 per night in summer and $4 per night in winter, you cannot beat Cottonwood Campground as a budget-friendly camping option.

The park doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities, but it’s a lovely place otherwise, and the location is great for exploring the great outdoors in southern Idaho. Additionally, the campground offers fishing and boating opportunities. 

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: No

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes 

  • Other amenities: Potable water; tables; grills; fire pits; dumpster; vault toilets

Gem State RV Park

Looking for full hookups? Gem State RV Park is your place. This park has everything you need for a comfortable camping trip, including welcoming staff and lovely shade trees. Best of all, the location is just perfect for exploring Bruneau Dunes State Park, as well as other local attractions.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; laundry facilities; propane available

Wagon Wheel RV Park

Located less than 30 minutes from Bruneau Dunes State Park and only about 35 minutes from Boise, Wagon Wheel RV Park is another great option. The park offers well-kept gravel pads, clean restrooms and showers, and year-round accommodations. What more could you want?

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: No

Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; full hookups

Trail Break RV Park and Campground

A well-loved park, Trail Break RV Park and Campground is another fantastic option. The park is close to the interstate, making it easy to hop on and reach nearby attractions, but not so close that road noise keeps guests up at night. It may be small, but this park has some serious charm, leaving everyone pleased with their stay. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; pull-through sites; kid-friendly

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What to Do at
Bruneau Dunes State Park

Inside Bruneau Dunes State Park

With lodging plans made, now it’s time to focus on what exactly you’ll do while in Bruneau Dunes State Park. Fortunately, there are plenty of options:

Walking/Hiking — As is the case in most state parks, Bruneau Dunes State Park offers some pretty awesome hiking opportunities. Hiking is a fabulous way to explore the dunes, and hiking the dunes is certainly a unique experience. Just be sure to wear good boots!

Sand Sledding — Have you ever slid down a giant sand dune? If not, it’s high time you did. This is a super fun activity that kids and adults will both thoroughly enjoy. Pick up a sand board at the front of the park and get ready to have an amazing time! 

Fishing — The lakes at the bottom of the sand dune area are perfect for fishing. You will need to bring your own gear, but you’ll be glad you did because the bluegill fishing in these lakes is fantastic. 

Horseback Riding — In addition to hiking, horseback riding is also a great way to explore this amazing park. In fact, the park even boasts equestrian facilities complete with corrals, water spigots, and 15 campsites so you can stay close by. 

Star Gazing — Lastly, this park is a wonderful place to do some stargazing. The remote location of the park means there is very little light pollution, and the onsite observatory can make your night sky observations even more exciting.

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How to Get to
Bruneau Dunes State Park

Bruneau Dunes State Park is located just off of ID-78, east of ID-51 and on the south side of the road. 

The address of the park is:

27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd

Bruneau, ID 83604

Entering Bruneau Dunes State Park

The fee is the same for residents and out-of-state visitors alike, and remains the same on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Those who plan to visit multiple Idaho State Parks should consider investing in the $10 state park annual pass in order to save money.

Bruneau Dunes State Park Per vehicle : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bruneau Dunes State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Bruneau Dunes State Park?

The ideal times to explore Bruneau Dunes State Park are during fall and spring. Unlike summer and spring, these times experience moderate weather conditions that are neither too hot nor too cold.

What is the climate of Bruneau Dunes State Park?

Bruneau Dunes State Park experienced a semi-arid continental climate, with hot and dry summers and moderately cold winters. Summer temperatures can reach 94 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop to 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Bruneau Dunes State Park?

This park hosts many avian creatures, including bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Lewis’ woodpeckers, vireos, Nashville warblers, buffleheads and towhees. The area is also home to coyotes, jackrabbits and gopher snakes.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Bruneau Dunes State Park?

The park has a total of 120 designated RV sites with stunning views of the tallest sand dune in the area. Most of the sites have water and electric hookups.

Is Bruneau Dunes State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Bruneau Dunes State Park is accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. The park features handicap parking areas, wheelchair-friendly trails, adaptive skiing areas, large restrooms and ramps.