Virtual Guidebook to the Snake River Plain and Southern Idaho
Bruneau Dunes
Bruneau Dunes State Park, near Mountain Home Idaho


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A view of the "sagebrush ocean", between Duck Valley and the Snake River. Huge areas of high elevation deserts in the western states are covered by this distinctive vegetation.

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A wildlife management area in seasonal wetlands along the Bruneau River, tributary to the Snake River.

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The campground at Bruneau Dunes is a lush oasis with trees and lawns.

(July 25, 2005)


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The Bruneau Dunes occupy an abandoned meander alcove of the Snake River. Water trapped behind the sand ridge forms a shallow lake.

(July 25, 2005)


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On the shore of Bruneau Lake.

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Fluctuating water levels in the Bruneau Dunes wetlands make the picnic area problematic.

(July 25, 2005)


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