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Weiser Sand Dunes

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Alt Names

Snake River, Olds Ferry Road

Last Known StatusOpen

Overlooking the scenic Snake River, this area has about 130 acres of sand dunes. There are no fees to ride or camp but no services except for a vault toilet so come prepared. Steck Park is about 8 miles north and offers two boat ramps and a campground but no hookups.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityWeiser, ID
AddressOld Ferry Road, Weiser, ID 83672
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From: Boise, ID
1) Take I-84 north to exit 376B
2) Turn right (east) onto Idaho Avenue, continue 1.2 miles
3) Turn left (north) onto US-95, continue about 17 miles
4) Turn left (west) onto US-95/Main Street, continue 1 mile
5) Turn left (south) onto W 7th Street, continue about 100 yards
6) Take exit for Old Highway 70, continue 4.5 miles
7) Turn right (north) onto Eaton Road, continue 1 mile
8) Turn left (west) onto Old Ferry Road, continue about 8 miles
9) Dunes entrance is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaDunes
LandBLM

QUALITY

RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day

TERRAIN

Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2080 to 2100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis dune area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe dune area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis dune area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe dune area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe dune area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis dune area has no rocks.None
TreesThe dune area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis dune area has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe dune area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis dune area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis dune area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe dune area has no berms.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis dune area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis dune area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis dune area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis dune area has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot RequiredSafety Flags Recommended
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
camping is limited to 14 days
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $5.00
RV: $8.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Steck Park Campground Fees

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)Weiser Memorial Hospital (208) 549-0370
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Campo's Fast & Easy (208) 549-8227
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Campo's Fast & Easy (208) 549-8227
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Catfish Junction RV Park (541) 262-3833
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Catfish Junction RV Park (541) 262-3833
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Catfish Junction RV Park (541) 262-3833
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (N)Steck Park Campground (208) 384-3300
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Campo's Fast & Easy (208) 549-8227
Swimming Swim AreaWeiser, ID
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSnake River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (N)Steck Park Boat Ramp (208) 384-3300

CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Four Rivers Field Office
3948 Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 384-3300
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
reghelpline@idpr.idaho.gov
idpr.idaho.gov
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info

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