St. Anthony Sand Dunes - Egin Lakes Access

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St. Anthony Sand Dunes - Egin Lakes Access

Idaho

(208) 524-7500

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Overview

The St. Anthony Sand Dunes consists of 11,000 acres of clear, shifting, white quartz sand. Although this is a wilderness study area, the dunes support high off-highway vehicle (OHV) traffic. Dunes up to 400 feet high attract riders from throughout the west. ORV users are strongly encouraged to avoid damage to vegetation and impacts to wildlife so that use of this unique area may continue. Others prefer to explore the dunes on horse and on foot. In the winter, it is a popular sledding and tubing area. Approximately 2,000 elk, 50 moose, and 1,400 mule deer winter in the vicinity.

The Upper Snake Field Office offers a diversity of recreational sites and facilities for Eastern Idaho visitors, including six developed sites and four undeveloped sites. Developed sites are paved or hardened with natural materials and generally provide amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, trash collection bins, restroom facilities, boat ramps and piers. Undeveloped sites are obvious to the human eye and generally consist of a rock fire ring and a hardened area of compacted dirt and grasses. The developed fee sites are: Conant Boat Access Area, Byington Boat Access Area, Lorenzo Boat Access Area, Cress Creek Nature Trail, North Menan Butte Trail, Egin Lakes and Kelly Island Campground.

From world-class fly-fishing opportunities and picturesque views along the South Fork of the Snake River, to the OHV playground at St. Anthony Sand Dunes, to the rough and rocky lava plains of Hell's Half Acre, the Upper Snake Field Office offers a variety of recreational opportunities including fishing, camping, hiking and boating. This area offers a diversity of outdoor adventure for all ages.

Once proper precautions are taken, visitors can explore the expansive Idaho scenery with few restrictions. Visitors are also encouraged to explore off the beaten path and camping is allowed in non-designated areas on BLM land. When enjoying public lands, please remember to stay on established roads and trails, "leave no trace," and "pack out, what you pack in." Also, be prepared for wide temperature changes and dry environment and be alert for dangerous fire conditions and seasonal restrictions.

Map of St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Latitude, Longitude: 44.024298, -111.794128

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is permitted.

  • Climbing

    Enjoy climibing the sand dunes.

  • Hiking

    These white quartz sand dunes are a unique and popular recreational playground for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, hikers and equestrians. Picnicking, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing and camping opportunities are also available here.

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy horseback riding through these white quartz sand dunes.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    St. Anthony Sand Dunes is a great playground for OHV enthusiasts. Check with the park office for the rules and regulations.

Directions

Driving

From US-20 northbound, take the North Rexburg exit. Turn left, onto 1900 E. (Parker-Salem Highway and the Red Road). Travel 6.3 miles north to the 2nd flashing light (at the 4-way STOP). Turn left and travel 0 .85 miles to the split in the road. Stay right, over the railroad tracks and continue on 500 N. for 2.9 miles. At the Egin Lakes Access sign turn right onto the paved access road.

From US-20 southbound, take exit #346 (Saint Anthony City Center). Turn right onto Bridge Street and continue through the stop light to West 4th N. Turn left onto West 4th N., which turns into 600 N. after you leave city limits. Follow 600 N. approximately 3 miles until you reach the intersection with Red Road. Turn left to go to Egin Lakes access or right to the parking and dispersed camping areas along Red Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 524-7500

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