Nearest Town: Bruneau
Site Size: 4800 acres
Directions: From Mountain Home, US 51 S for 15 mi; cross Snake River; L at mp 76.6 onto ID 78; travel 1.7 mi and turn R; follow rd to park.
Description: This state park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America, at 470 feet tall. The dunes are intermixed with sagebrush desert and grassland flats. There are trails around two shallow, marshy lakes lined with riparian shrubs and trees where birds are abundant during migration. During the summer, Sage Thrasher, Lark, Sage, and Black-throated (rare) Sparrows, Long-billed Curlew, Yellow-breasted Chat, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, and Yellow-headed Blackbird can be seen. Residents include Great Horned, Western Screech-, and Long-eared Owls in campground. Migrating or wintering Pacific Loon, American White Pelican, Great and Snowy Egrets, White-faced Ibis, Trumpeter Swan, Canvasback, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, gulls, and terns can be found. Look for Hermit and Varied Thrushes, Nashville, Black-throated Gray, Townsend’s, MacGillivray’s, and Wilson’s Warblers during
migration. Be sure to hike to the top of the sand dunes to get a "birds-eye" view of the park.
IDPR (208) 366-7919
Mountain Home (208) 587-4334