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Sandboards allow you to ‘fly’ down the Bruneau Dunes — on your feet or your seat

Bruneau Dunes State Park purchased about a dozen more sandboards this year to accommodate the popularity of sand sledding. They come in stand-up and sit-down models.

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Redfish Lake road, trail projects to transform visitor experience

Visitors to the Redfish Lake recreation complex aren’t finished seeing road construction, and what’s to come will transform the experience. One stretch of road to be built next year at Redfish Lake — higher than the route it’s replacing — will give drivers better views of iconic scenery than they’ve ever had from their cars. A pullout will invite them to stop for photos.

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Camping with the stars: Sweet spots in Idaho and beyond

If you’re looking for a new camping adventure to add to your summer plans, you’ll likely find one here. We asked staff members to write about a favorite camping spot — and they delivered some gems, from eastern Oregon to eastern Idaho. Whether you’re searching for solitude, family fun, a history lesson, scenery or star-gazing, we’ve got you covered.

Videos

Sandboarding at Bruneau Dunes State Park

Here are some sandboarding scenes from Small Dune at Bruneau Dunes State Park.
Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com
Sandboarding at Bruneau Dunes State Park 0:48

Sandboarding at Bruneau Dunes State Park

Shutting down hate in the name of Steven Nelson 0:39

Shutting down hate in the name of Steven Nelson

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach 2:35

Into the garden with Margaret Lauterbach

Margaret Lauterbach has the answer: What gardening zone are we in? 3:23

Margaret Lauterbach has the answer: What gardening zone are we in?