Home to the largest sand dune in North America, Idaho’s Bruneau Dunes State Park could supply Mr. Sandman for life. Rising 470 feet above the small lakes of this popular park, the tallest dune stays put thanks to relatively constant wind activity and an ample source of sand that collects in the basin. It, along with another prominent dune, covers nearly 600 acres and offers a climbing challenge to visitors. (No vehicles are allowed on the dunes.) Idaho’s largest public observatory also calls Bruneau Dunes home, and visitors can stargaze with the aid of one of several telescopes. Bird watching and fishing are other popular activities, and the park’s 82 RV sites offer water and 50-amp electrical hookups. The campground is open year-round.
For more information, call 208-366-7919 or visit, www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.