The Bruneau Roundup Rodeo is an annual event that draws crowds from far and near. From Roping to Bronc riding and events for both the professional and at home contestants, this rodeo is one of the few to hold on to the traditions of the old west. Concessions and vendors of western items on site.
The Rodeo is only the beginning of this event. Bruneau goes all out for this. Saturday night, they have live music, and the streets become Idaho's largest dance floor. If you have not been to area, you are missing a lot. The Bruneau Sate Park and dunes are a natural wonder. It has an observatory for you star gazers, The lake is home to record size large mouth bass. C.J Strike is not far. I think everyone has heard about the fishing there. Camping there and along the reservoir puts you in "arms reach" of the fishing. The Bruneau Canyon is a beautiful place to hike, photograph and there are miles of off road trails.
The atmosphere of this rodeo takes you back a hundred years, back to how the West was, when cowboys rode horses to work, and sang songs to calm the herd, remember those days?
Please comment on camping. I plan on taking the 20th off and camping Friday night, and Saturday night. If you want to camp for a night, (or two) let me know. The number wanting to camp will help decide where to camp at. Thanks, and shine up ur boots!!
This is so cool:
Solar Viewing and Star Gazing September 20 Friday, September 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Solar viewing, through a specially adapted telescope, from 6:30 pm until sunset. There is no fee for solar viewing
A multimedia presentation follows inside the Steele Reese Education Center at 8:15 pm. Then, step into the universe and view a variety of celestial objects through our telescopes until 11:30 pm. There are park staff and volunteers available to answer questions and give star tours. Come and view the wonders of the universe through Idaho’s largest public telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view planets, the Moon, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. This tour of the universe costs only $3.00 per person (age 5 and under are free.)
I have reserved a site, (36) at Bruneau State Park for Friday and Saturday nights. The park offers running water toilets and showers. My site has room for a tent, (maybe more).