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Lucky Peak Snapshot

Location
8  miles SE of Boise, ID
31 miles E of Nampa, ID
Spring Shores is an additional 11 miles
 
Elevation
2,750
 
Open/hours
See specific park unit for hours of operation, amenities and activities each unit offers.
 
Amenities
Flush toilets, group shelter, grills, picnic tables, outdoor showers, changing area
 
Activities
Boat, swim, fish, water sports, bike, picnic, volleyball, horseshoes, in-line skating, disc golf
 
Boating
Marina, ramps, moorage slips, general store
 
Trails
Boise River Greenbelt ends at Sandy Point
Bike, walk, run, in-line skate
 
Group
Reservable shelters at Discovery Unit
Amphitheater at Sandy Point
 
WiFI
Spring Shores Marina only
 
Rent or purchase
Rental boats and personal watercraft at Outdoor Adventure Inc.
 
Pets
Sandy Point, no pets allowed
Discovery and Spring Shores, yes on leash
 
 

Three distinct day use units make up Lucky Peak State Park. Discovery is a popular roadside park that is a great place to host a company party or family reunion. Sandy Point, at the base of the Lucky Peak Dam is popular for its sandy beach and clear cool water. Spring Shores offers lakeside access for water enthusiasts by providing two boat ramps, parking, a marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.

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Welcome to Lucky Peak State Park
Lucky Peak State Park is the perfect place to get away for a swim, picnic, fishing, boating or biking.  The park is a 10-minute car ride fromdowntown Boise or a 30 minute bike ride on the scenic Boise River Greenbelt.  Ride your bike to the park and enjoy a cool dip in the Sandy Point beach.  Bring your family and your dog to Discovery Park for a picnic or bring your water toys to Spring Shores which offers boat ramps, ample parking, a full-service marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels.

 


Discovery Park

Located just 8 miles southeast of Boise, Discovery Park is a great place to picnic, fish, and relax among the magnificent trees and the rocky canyons which offer beauty and solitude. 

This section of the Boise River is an excellent flat water area often visited by canoeists and kayakers.  You will usually see waterfowl, song birds, and our resident owl during the summer while bald eagles are common in the winter. 

Dogs Welcome

Discovery is an excellent place for dogs to play! Please clean up after your pet (doggy bag dispensers are located by the dumpsters) and please keep your four-legged friends leashed when not playing in the water.

Hours of  Operation

Open sunrise to sunset year-round.  

 
 
 

What's at Discovery Park?

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Group shelters

The sheltered picnic pavilions are perfect for hosting family reunions, weddings, receptions, or corporate parties. Shelters can be reserved starting at $53 (inludes tax) a day and on up depending on number of attendees.  Please call (208) 334-2432 for reservations. 


Sandy Point Beach      

If you like fun in the sun, Sandy Point Beach is the place for you and your family. Enjoy a dip in the cool water after a scenic bike ride on the Boise River Greenbelt! This 34-acre site at the base of Lucky Peak Dam features a large sandy swimming area complete with water toys and two beach volleyball courts. Sandy Point offers lots of cool grass and shady trees. 

Hours of Operation

Sandy Point is open sunrise to sunset, year-round.

 

What is Not Allowed at Sandy Point?

  • Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point.
  • Glass containers and fishing are prohibited.
  • No hard bottom boats in the swimming area (we recommend Discovery Park for fun in the water). 

What's at Sandy Beach?

  • Restrooms
  • Changing areas
  • Showers
  • Charcoal grills
  • Picnic tables 
  • Disc golf (New!)

Sandy Point is first come, first served and does not accept reservations.


Spring Shores Marina    

Spring Shores, located 18 miles southeast of Boise off State Highway 21, is situated on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. The facility includes a full-service marina, which provides long-term moorage, fuel, a convenience store, marina supplies and recreation equipment rentals. The large parking lots provide access to two boat ramps with parking for trailers.

Moorage Tips

Lucky Peak is a reservoir, which means the water level varies. You may want to check boat ramp access before bringing your boat to the park. Learn more tips.

Boat and personal watercraft rentals

Want to rent a boat or jet ski for use at Spring Shores? Boats and personal watercraft are available for rent through Outdoor Adventures Incorporated. Call (208) 367-9130 or (208) 386-9846.

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

May - September  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

September – April  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Marina Details

There are 298 rentable moorage slips available for use May through August. Moorage slips are rented and renewed on an annual basis. The slips are very popular. Complete and submit an interest form to secure your spot on the waiting list.

 

Moorage Slips Rental Fees

  • 18' slip--$478/year (max vessel length of 21’)

  • 24' foot slip--$664/year (max vessel length of 27’)

  • 28' foot slip--$904/year (max vessel length of 31’)

To be placed on a waiting list for moorage rental, please call the Spring Shores office at 208-336-9505.

 

 


Lucky Peak Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Group shelter

$50 per day

Moorage slips

 

$465-$878 per year | Call 208-336-9505

 

 


Lucky Peak State Park

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74 Arrowrock Rd, Boise, ID 83716

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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.

 

Lucky Peak Snapshot

Location
8  miles SE of Boise, ID
31 miles E of Nampa, ID
Spring Shores is an additional 11 miles
 
Elevation
2,750
 
Open/hours
See specific park unit for hours of operation, amenities and activities each unit offers.
 
Amenities
Flush toilets, group shelter, grills, picnic tables, outdoor showers, changing area
 
Activities
Boat, swim, fish, water sports, bike, picnic, volleyball, horseshoes, in-line skating, disc golf
 
Boating
Marina, ramps, moorage slips, general store
 
Trails
Boise River Greenbelt ends at Sandy Point
Bike, walk, run, in-line skate
 
Group
Reservable shelters at Discovery Unit
Amphitheater at Sandy Point
 
WiFI
Spring Shores Marina only
 
Rent or purchase
Rental boats and personal watercraft at Outdoor Adventure Inc.
 
Pets
Sandy Point, no pets allowed
Discovery and Spring Shores, yes on leash
 
 

Three distinct day use units make up Lucky Peak State Park. Discovery is a popular roadside park that is a great place to host a company party or family reunion. Sandy Point, at the base of the Lucky Peak Dam is popular for its sandy beach and clear cool water. Spring Shores offers lakeside access for water enthusiasts by providing two boat ramps, parking, a marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.

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Welcome to Lucky Peak State Park
Lucky Peak State Park is the perfect place to get away for a swim, picnic, fishing, boating or biking.  The park is a 10-minute car ride fromdowntown Boise or a 30 minute bike ride on the scenic Boise River Greenbelt.  Ride your bike to the park and enjoy a cool dip in the Sandy Point beach.  Bring your family and your dog to Discovery Park for a picnic or bring your water toys to Spring Shores which offers boat ramps, ample parking, a full-service marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels.

 

Discovery Park

Located just 8 miles southeast of Boise, Discovery Park is a great place to picnic, fish, and relax among the magnificent trees and the rocky canyons which offer beauty and solitude. 

This section of the Boise River is an excellent flat water area often visited by canoeists and kayakers.  You will usually see waterfowl, song birds, and our resident owl during the summer while bald eagles are common in the winter. 

Dogs Welcome

Discovery is an excellent place for dogs to play! Please clean up after your pet (doggy bag dispensers are located by the dumpsters) and please keep your four-legged friends leashed when not playing in the water.

Hours of  Operation

Open sunrise to sunset year-round.  

 
 
 

What's at Discovery Park?

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Group shelters

The sheltered picnic pavilions are perfect for hosting family reunions, weddings, receptions, or corporate parties. Shelters can be reserved starting at $53 (inludes tax) a day and on up depending on number of attendees.  Please call (208) 334-2432 for reservations. 

Sandy Point Beach      

If you like fun in the sun, Sandy Point Beach is the place for you and your family. Enjoy a dip in the cool water after a scenic bike ride on the Boise River Greenbelt! This 34-acre site at the base of Lucky Peak Dam features a large sandy swimming area complete with water toys and two beach volleyball courts. Sandy Point offers lots of cool grass and shady trees. 

Hours of Operation

Sandy Point is open sunrise to sunset, year-round.

 

What is Not Allowed at Sandy Point?

  • Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point.
  • Glass containers and fishing are prohibited.
  • No hard bottom boats in the swimming area (we recommend Discovery Park for fun in the water). 

What's at Sandy Beach?

  • Restrooms
  • Changing areas
  • Showers
  • Charcoal grills
  • Picnic tables 
  • Disc golf (New!)

Sandy Point is first come, first served and does not accept reservations.

Spring Shores Marina    

Spring Shores, located 18 miles southeast of Boise off State Highway 21, is situated on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. The facility includes a full-service marina, which provides long-term moorage, fuel, a convenience store, marina supplies and recreation equipment rentals. The large parking lots provide access to two boat ramps with parking for trailers.

Moorage Tips

Lucky Peak is a reservoir, which means the water level varies. You may want to check boat ramp access before bringing your boat to the park. Learn more tips.

Boat and personal watercraft rentals

Want to rent a boat or jet ski for use at Spring Shores? Boats and personal watercraft are available for rent through Outdoor Adventures Incorporated. Call (208) 367-9130 or (208) 386-9846.

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

May - September  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

September – April  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Marina Details

There are 298 rentable moorage slips available for use May through August. Moorage slips are rented and renewed on an annual basis. The slips are very popular. Complete and submit an interest form to secure your spot on the waiting list.

 

Moorage Slips Rental Fees

  • 18' slip--$478/year (max vessel length of 21’)

  • 24' foot slip--$664/year (max vessel length of 27’)

  • 28' foot slip--$904/year (max vessel length of 31’)

To be placed on a waiting list for moorage rental, please call the Spring Shores office at 208-336-9505.

 

 

Lucky Peak Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Group shelter

$50 per day

Moorage slips

 

$465-$878 per year | Call 208-336-9505

 

 

Lucky Peak State Park

Javascript is required to view this map.
74 Arrowrock Rd, Boise, ID 83716

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.