St. Anthony Sand Dunes - Idaho

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  • United States: ID

Name: St. Anthony Sand Dunes aka Saint Anthony
Location: Eastern Idaho, 50 miles northwest of Idaho Falls
This 10,600 acre playground of clear, shifting, white quartz sand is known for its unique beauty and exceptional recreation opportunities.

Prevailing winds carried the sand from the nearby Teton and Snake Rivers and deposited them as dunes among the hills. These hills were once active volcanic vents pouring great depths of lava over the earth.

Today the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are home to a Wilderness Study Area (see more info below) and one of the largest herds of wintering elk in the United States.

Elevation - 5,000 ft.

Directions to St. Anthony Sand Dunes:
Take I-15 north to Idaho Falls. Then take exit 119 - Highway 20 East - West Yellowstone and Rigby
From Rexburg:

Take exit 337 off of Highway 20 - North Rexburg and go north

From St. Anthony:

St. Anthony exit (exit 345). At stop, take a left onto N. Bridge Street and go over the highway.

Go a few blocks and look for 600 Rd. N or N. Parker Rd. - take a left. There is a sign for the dunes at this turn.

Drive about 5 miles until the road ends. A right turn will take you to Sand Hills and a left will take you to Desert Oasis and Egin Lake.

BLM Egin Lakes Access from Rexburg:
Take the North Rexburg or the Parker-Salem Highway exit off Highway 20. Travel 6.3 miles north to the second flashing light. Turn left and remain right continuing 2.9 miles until the BLM Egin Lakes Access.

St. Anthony Camping Areas:
Egin Lake BLM Campground - Entry to Egin Lakes - Just follow the signs for Egin Lakes Access

St. Anthony BLM Camping Area - Some spots have water and electric. First come. First served. No Reservations.
New fees for 2008 season:
The new fee will be $60 per night for 10 large group sites with electricity; $30 per night for 18 medium group sites with electricity; and $25 per night for 20 medium and small group or family sites without electricity.

There are 10 "A" sites which are double-sized with electrical service for $60/night and 18 "B" sites with electrical service for $30/night. Electrical service is $5/night per electrical pedestal. There are also 20 "C" sites with no electrical service for $25/night. Sharing of electrical service between units is prohibited. Only one camping unit will be permitted to operate off a single electrical pedestal at one time. Parking of motorized vehicles and ORVs under camp shelters and on concrete table pads is not allowed. Please read carefully the instructions located on each panel for hook up and safety.

Sand Hills Resort
- Some interior sites are very tight for big rigs. The exterior sites seem to have more maneuvering area.
- Some sites do not have full hookup. Check for sewer before making reservation.
- Nice shade trees for many sites.
- Furthest camp area from the big dunes.
- Fire tubs available on request.
- Some picnic tables do exist, but they are few and far between.
- Laundry facility available (2 washers & 2 dryers).
Entrance to Sand Hills RV Resort - slow down when you see sand along the road or you will miss the turn.

Sand Hills Resort - Interior sites tend to be a bit tight for big rigs

Desert Oasis RV Park:
Full hookup spots don't have much elbow room. They are long enough with toys in the trailer, but once you unload, there isn't enough space.
Row 1 - #1 - 12 (80 ft.)
Row 2 - #13 - 24 (75 ft.)

Quiet hours will be observed within the Egin Lakes Access Site and Red Road Recreation Area from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.

Burning any foreign material other than wood in all campfires is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to pallets, treated lumber, tires, glass, aluminum, etc.

Engaging in fighting is prohibited.

Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying communication that has a direct tendency to cause acts of violence by the person to whom, individually, the remark is addressed, is prohibited.

No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall possess or consume any alcoholic beverage, as defined by Idaho Code Title 23-105.

Idaho residents must display a valid state ORV sticker on their motorcycle, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Off Highway Vehicle (OHV), and Off Road Vehicle (ORV), (Idaho State Code 67-7122).
Out of state ATV, OHV, ORV, and motorcycle users must have a valid registration sticker for the state in which they reside, if the state requires such a registration. If your state requires a sticker and you do not have one, you may be cited in Idaho for failure to register your vehicle.
No highway-licensed vehicles are allowed on the Sand Dunes.
All off-road vehicle use must occur on the open sand areas or on roads and trails displaying a "Designated Route" sign. ORV use is prohibited on roads and trails that do not display a "Designated Route" sign. Specifically, no designated routes exist in the vicinity of the Egin Lakes Access. Riders should follow the dunes access route to the open sand and avoid all vegetated areas.
Riders under 18 must wear a helmet.
Whip flag required on all ORVs.

2/5/11 - Took out commas in Col C for new 2.6 POI Loader