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Eagle Island State Park Snapshot

Location

3 miles W of Eagle ID

7 miles N of Meridian ID

8 miles W of Boise ID

18 miles E of Caldwell ID

Acres

545

Elevation

2,724 feet

Activities

Multi-use trails, non-motorized boats only, swimming, fishing, volleyball courts, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, waterslide

Group Use

There are two large picnic shelters and two smaller shelters available within the park for group use. Call the park to reserve (939-0696)

Amenities

Eagle Island has a brand new Visitor's Center and gifts and souvenirs are now available for purchase within. Winter hours for the Visitor's Center vary, please contact the park for more detailed information. There are also picnic tables, charcoal grills, restroom Facilities (now open for the season), playground, life jacket loaner station, and an air compressor (.50 cents, quarters only).

Rentals

Paddleboard rentals are available within the park at the visitor center

Pets

Yes - on a leash. When your dog visits Eagle Island please click on this link for rules.

 Open/Hours

Park: Year-round from sunrise to sunset

Office hours:  Please call the park office at 208-939-0696

WiFi

Yes, in the west day use area

GPS

Longitude -116.384848  Latitude 43.6868308

 
 
 

Eagle Island is a great spot for a family reunion or picnic. The waterslide is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The 9-hole disc golf course is available May through October; the 18-hole disc golf course is available November through April.

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Welcome to Eagle Island State Park

 

Eagle Island State Park is a 545 park acre park west of Boise.  The park is bordered by the North and South channels of the Boise River. The park features a popular swimming beach, grassy picnic area and more than five miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking or walking your dog. 

 

A nine-hole disc golf course is available May through October. The 18-hole disc golf course is available November through April. 

 

Non-motorized boats only.

 

 


The Waterslide at Eagle Island

2014 Waterslide Calendar

Waterslide Fees

  •     $1.00 for one (1) ride
  •     $8.00 for ten (10) rides
  •     $12.00 for an all-day pass

One rider at a time. You must be at least 42" tall to ride the slide

 


Disc Golf at Eagle Island

A 9-hole disc golf course is available May through October.

The 18-hole disc golf course is available November through April

Download a course map. You can also download a description of the holes and score card.

Want to learn more about disc golf opportunities in Idaho? Visit the Gem State Disc Golf  website. 


Harrier Shelter

Size of Shelter:  Length 36 feet and Width 26 feet

One grill that is 36” x 38”

6 tables 15 feet long

Electricity is available-four outlets

Water is available 40 feet away

Kestrel Shelter   

Size of Shelter:  Length 30 feet and Width 40 feet  

One grill that is 36” x 38”  

8 tables: Four 8 feet long and four 15 feet long  

Electricity is available-four outlets  

Water is available 40 feet away  

Falcon Shelter

Size of Shelter:  Length 31 feet and Width 27 feet

One grill that is 33" x 32"

3 tables 15 feet long

Electricity is available-four outlets

Water is not available

Osprey Shelter   

Size of Shelter:  Length 31 feet and Width 27 feet  

One grill that is 33: z 32"  

3 tables 15 feet long  

Electricity is available-four outlets  

Water is not available  

 

General Information:                                                                                         

- Shelter reservation fee is Non-Refundable.

-All motor vehicles entering the park must pay the $5.00 entrance fee or have an annual entry sticker.

-Amplified music shall not exceed a maximum of 65 decibels at 100 feet. 

-The park closes at sunset.

-Pets must be on a leash at all times and owners are responsible for pet clean up.

-Cleanup of tables and shelter area is the responsibility of the reserving party.

-The person making this reservation is responsible for informing all group members, caterers and rental companies of     the above information.

Fee Schedule:

Harrier Shelter   $53.00 per day  (includes tax) Up to 100 people.  No bounce houses allowed.
Kestrel Shelter $53.00 per day (includes tax) Up to 100 people.
  $79.50 per day (includes tax)  101 to 200 people.
  $106.00 per day  (includes tax)    201 to 250 people*. 
Falcon Shelter $53.00 per day (includes tax) Up to 50 people.
Osprey Shelter $53.00 per day (includes tax) Up to 50 people

*Groups over 250 require a special group use permit and IDPR Director Authorization.  Please contact the park office    for more information at (208) 939-0696


 



 

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$ 5 per vehicle per day

Idaho State Parks Passport 

$10 for Idaho residents.

MVEF

$40 annual permit for out of state residents. Available at all park offices.

Group Fees

Call park office for reservation information.

Air Compressor

Coin operated, two quarters

Water Slide

$1 per ride, $8 for 10 rides, $12 for an all day ride bracelet

Disc Golf

No additional charge. Bring your own discs.

Professional Photographer Fee

$100 per calendar year. IDPR filming permit form.

 

 


Eagle Island History

Eagle Island State Park was first purchased by the State in 1929. Prior to that, it was used for agricultural purposes, primarily as grazing land for cattle and hogs. Other agricultural crops have included grain, hay and various vegetable crops. The site was operated as a penitentiary farm until 1977. In 1983, the State developed the site as a park to include a water slide, picnic areas, equestrian center, restrooms, concessions, swimming areas and trails.

Today, the 545-acre park is still predominantly rural in character. Located in the southwest corner of Idaho, it is bordered on the north and south by the Boise River with agricultural land to the east and west. Urban and suburban uses have also developed around the park in recent years with a golf course to the east and residential neighborhoods north and south across the two channels of the Boise River. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game operates a fish hatchery to the west of Eagle Island State Park.


The park is heavily used in the summers by visitors swimming in the lake and using the water slide, picnicking, playing disc golf, walking on the many trails, and engaging in other types of passive, informal recreation. There are also a number of scheduled events at the park, drawing large numbers of visitors to the site. Many groups use the east shelter for weddings, receptions, birthdays and other family events. The rest of the year, the park is currently used for fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

History Timeline

1929 – State Board of Prisons purchases Eagle Island property for use as a prison honor farm.

1930 – Eagle Island Prison Farm begins operations with 40 trustees.  Dairy barns and milking parlor built.  Original bunkhouse and dining hall/kitchen is completed.

1949- Dormitory built by prison labor.

1965 – Idaho State Legislature enacted enabling legislation creating the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR).  Slaughter house is built at Eagle Island Prison Farm.

1977 – Idaho Department of Corrections discontinues operation of Eagle Island Honor Farm and turns over the property to the Idaho Department of Lands.  Idaho Department of Lands Board votes to set aside Eagle Island property for development as a State Park.

1980 – IDPR Board approves Eagle Island State Park General Development Plan and hires first manager.

June 25, 1983 – Eagle Island State Park is dedicated.  Approximately 26 acres developed with waterslide, picnic areas, restrooms, concession building and swimming area.

Looking to the Future at Eagle Island State Park

Exciting changes will be taking place at Eagle Island State Park. Once construction begins following the park’s master plan, the layout of the park will change and recreation opportunities within the park will be expanded. Throughout each construction phase the park will continue to be accessible to the public, although the trail system will change with each phase.


Eagle Island State Park

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Eagle Island State Park at 4000 West Hatchery Road, Eagle, ID 83616

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The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Eagle Island State Park Snapshot

Location

3 miles W of Eagle ID

7 miles N of Meridian ID

8 miles W of Boise ID

18 miles E of Caldwell ID

Acres

545

Elevation

2,724 feet

Activities

Multi-use trails, non-motorized boats only, swimming, fishing, volleyball courts, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, waterslide

Group Use

There are two large picnic shelters and two smaller shelters available within the park for group use. Call the park to reserve (939-0696)

Amenities

Eagle Island has a brand new Visitor's Center and gifts and souvenirs are now available for purchase within. Winter hours for the Visitor's Center vary, please contact the park for more detailed information. There are also picnic tables, charcoal grills, restroom Facilities (now open for the season), playground, life jacket loaner station, and an air compressor (.50 cents, quarters only).

Rentals

Paddleboard rentals are available within the park at the visitor center

Pets

Yes - on a leash. When your dog visits Eagle Island please click on this link for rules.

 Open/Hours

Park: Year-round from sunrise to sunset

Office hours:  Please call the park office at 208-939-0696

WiFi

Yes, in the west day use area

GPS

Longitude -116.384848  Latitude 43.6868308

 
 
 

Eagle Island is a great spot for a family reunion or picnic. The waterslide is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The 9-hole disc golf course is available May through October; the 18-hole disc golf course is available November through April.

Next Events

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See all Eagle Island events

Welcome to Eagle Island State Park

 

Eagle Island State Park is a 545 park acre park west of Boise.  The park is bordered by the North and South channels of the Boise River. The park features a popular swimming beach, grassy picnic area and more than five miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking or walking your dog. 

 

A nine-hole disc golf course is available May through October. The 18-hole disc golf course is available November through April. 

 

Non-motorized boats only.

 

 

The Waterslide at Eagle Island

2014 Waterslide Calendar

Waterslide Fees

  •     $1.00 for one (1) ride
  •     $8.00 for ten (10) rides
  •     $12.00 for an all-day pass

One rider at a time. You must be at least 42" tall to ride the slide

 

Disc Golf at Eagle Island

A 9-hole disc golf course is available May through October.

The 18-hole disc golf course is available November through April

Download a course map. You can also download a description of the holes and score card.

Want to learn more about disc golf opportunities in Idaho? Visit the Gem State Disc Golf  website. 

Harrier Shelter

Size of Shelter:  Length 36 feet and Width 26 feet

One grill that is 36” x 38”

6 tables 15 feet long

Electricity is available-four outlets

Water is available 40 feet away

Kestrel Shelter   

Size of Shelter:  Length 30 feet and Width 40 feet  

One grill that is 36” x 38”  

8 tables: Four 8 feet long and four 15 feet long  

Electricity is available-four outlets  

Water is available 40 feet away  

Falcon Shelter

Size of Shelter:  Length 31 feet and Width 27 feet

One grill that is 33" x 32"

3 tables 15 feet long

Electricity is available-four outlets

Water is not available

Osprey Shelter   

Size of Shelter:  Length 31 feet and Width 27 feet  

One grill that is 33: z 32"  

3 tables 15 feet long  

Electricity is available-four outlets  

Water is not available  

 

General Information:                                                                                         

- Shelter reservation fee is Non-Refundable.

-All motor vehicles entering the park must pay the $5.00 entrance fee or have an annual entry sticker.

-Amplified music shall not exceed a maximum of 65 decibels at 100 feet. 

-The park closes at sunset.

-Pets must be on a leash at all times and owners are responsible for pet clean up.

-Cleanup of tables and shelter area is the responsibility of the reserving party.

-The person making this reservation is responsible for informing all group members, caterers and rental companies of     the above information.

Fee Schedule:

Harrier Shelter   $53.00 per day  (includes tax) Up to 100 people.  No bounce houses allowed.
Kestrel Shelter $53.00 per day (includes tax) Up to 100 people.
  $79.50 per day (includes tax)  101 to 200 people.
  $106.00 per day  (includes tax)    201 to 250 people*. 
Falcon Shelter $53.00 per day (includes tax) Up to 50 people.
Osprey Shelter $53.00 per day (includes tax) Up to 50 people

*Groups over 250 require a special group use permit and IDPR Director Authorization.  Please contact the park office    for more information at (208) 939-0696

 



 

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$ 5 per vehicle per day

Idaho State Parks Passport 

$10 for Idaho residents.

MVEF

$40 annual permit for out of state residents. Available at all park offices.

Group Fees

Call park office for reservation information.

Air Compressor

Coin operated, two quarters

Water Slide

$1 per ride, $8 for 10 rides, $12 for an all day ride bracelet

Disc Golf

No additional charge. Bring your own discs.

Professional Photographer Fee

$100 per calendar year. IDPR filming permit form.

 

 

Eagle Island History

Eagle Island State Park was first purchased by the State in 1929. Prior to that, it was used for agricultural purposes, primarily as grazing land for cattle and hogs. Other agricultural crops have included grain, hay and various vegetable crops. The site was operated as a penitentiary farm until 1977. In 1983, the State developed the site as a park to include a water slide, picnic areas, equestrian center, restrooms, concessions, swimming areas and trails.

Today, the 545-acre park is still predominantly rural in character. Located in the southwest corner of Idaho, it is bordered on the north and south by the Boise River with agricultural land to the east and west. Urban and suburban uses have also developed around the park in recent years with a golf course to the east and residential neighborhoods north and south across the two channels of the Boise River. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game operates a fish hatchery to the west of Eagle Island State Park.


The park is heavily used in the summers by visitors swimming in the lake and using the water slide, picnicking, playing disc golf, walking on the many trails, and engaging in other types of passive, informal recreation. There are also a number of scheduled events at the park, drawing large numbers of visitors to the site. Many groups use the east shelter for weddings, receptions, birthdays and other family events. The rest of the year, the park is currently used for fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

History Timeline

1929 – State Board of Prisons purchases Eagle Island property for use as a prison honor farm.

1930 – Eagle Island Prison Farm begins operations with 40 trustees.  Dairy barns and milking parlor built.  Original bunkhouse and dining hall/kitchen is completed.

1949- Dormitory built by prison labor.

1965 – Idaho State Legislature enacted enabling legislation creating the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR).  Slaughter house is built at Eagle Island Prison Farm.

1977 – Idaho Department of Corrections discontinues operation of Eagle Island Honor Farm and turns over the property to the Idaho Department of Lands.  Idaho Department of Lands Board votes to set aside Eagle Island property for development as a State Park.

1980 – IDPR Board approves Eagle Island State Park General Development Plan and hires first manager.

June 25, 1983 – Eagle Island State Park is dedicated.  Approximately 26 acres developed with waterslide, picnic areas, restrooms, concession building and swimming area.

Looking to the Future at Eagle Island State Park

Exciting changes will be taking place at Eagle Island State Park. Once construction begins following the park’s master plan, the layout of the park will change and recreation opportunities within the park will be expanded. Throughout each construction phase the park will continue to be accessible to the public, although the trail system will change with each phase.

Eagle Island State Park

Javascript is required to view this map.
Eagle Island State Park at 4000 West Hatchery Road, Eagle, ID 83616

Zoom for detail

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.