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>>>Update: Eagle Island is adopting a no dogs in the lake policy for your safety. To learn more, click the Pet Restrictions tab to the left.

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

2,524 feet

Activities

Multi-use trails, non-motorized boats only, swimming, fishing, volleyball courts, disc golf course, 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, 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. An 18-hole disc golf course is available.

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Welcome to Eagle Island State Park

 

Eagle Island State Park is a 545 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. 

 

An 18-hole disc golf course is available.

 

Non-motorized boats only.

 

 


The Waterslide at Eagle Island

2019 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

 

An 18-hole disc golf course is available. Download a Disc Golf course map. Come out and play!

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

Discs are available for purchase at the park Visitor Center.


Adventure Awaits You Within Eagle Island State Park

Zip, Zip, Away!
Adventure Locally! Zip Boise Tours provides several unique and exciting zip opportunities. From Regular zip runs to medium, short and even night zip tours. Learn more and book your adventure today!

Snow Hill

Visitors experience world-class terrain parks and tubing hills right in their local community. Whether tubing or catching air in the terrain park you will leave Gateway Parks feeling exhilarated and wanting more. Come out for an affordable and fun-filled afternoon. Bring your whole family, your youth group, or company. We offer great group rates! Learn more!

*Park Motor Vehicle Entrance Fees (MVEF) are assessed in addition to adventure fees. Park entrance is always free with your Idaho State Parks Passport.

New adventures await at Eagle Island State Park!

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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.

 

Paddleboard Rentals

The paddleboards are first come, first served and are priced as follows: 1 hour= $15 and 4 hours= $45. We also have cornhole boards for rent too: 2 hours= $10

Visit the park visitor center for details.

 

 

 


Harrier Shelter

$120.00 perday / 100 people maximum

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

$120.00 perday / 100 people maximum  

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

$60.00 perday / 50 people maximum

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

$60.00 perday / 50 people maximum  

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.

- Groups of 100-150 must reserve both the Kestrel and Osprey shelters.

- Groups of more than 150 must apply for a Group Use Permit (GUP).

- All motor vehicles entering the park must pay the $5.00 entrance fee or display a valid Idaho State Parks Passport.

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

- The park closes at sunset.

- Pets must be on a leashed 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.

- Bounce houses are only allowed at the Kestrel and Osprey shelters. (1 maximum).

 


Eagle Island State Park

Eagle Island State Park at 165 S Eagle Island Pkwy, Eagle, ID 83616

Zoom for detail

 

Disc Golf Course Map

Download Eagle Island Maps

Location Map

Eagle Island Trails / Recreation Area

 

 

 

 


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.


Pet restrictions are now in place at Eagle Island State Park. 

But there are still places to take your dog, read below for more information!

For Your Health

For your health, and to keep this popular recreation area open and accessible for your enjoyment, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has adopted a “no pets in the lake” policy at Eagle Island State Park.

Pet feces (direct, on fur, and paws) is a major cause of harmful bacteria in recreational waterways.

Stay Safe

Here are some additional ways to protect yourself, your family and the places you like to recreate:

  • Use swim diapers
  • Never swim when you’re ill
  • Shower or dry off with a towel after swimming
  • Keep pets on a leash when in the park
  • Always pick up pet waste
  • Don’t feed the geese or ducks

Bacteria, Water and You

Learn more about harmful bacteria and water-born illness from our partners at Boise City Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Central District Health Department (CDHD).

E. Coli – Boise City Parks and Recreation 

Harmful Algae Blooms – CDHD (Central District Health Department)  
 

Lake Water Testing at Eagle Island State Park

The lake water at Eagle Island state park is tested weekly with samples shared and analyzed by DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality).

We encourage you to enjoy other pet-friendly locations within the park.

Pet Friendly Locations:

  • Park Trails
  • Open Fields / Training Areas
  • Boise River

>>>Update: Eagle Island is adopting a no dogs in the lake policy for your safety. To learn more, click the Pet Restrictions tab to the left.

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

2,524 feet

Activities

Multi-use trails, non-motorized boats only, swimming, fishing, volleyball courts, disc golf course, 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, 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. An 18-hole disc golf course is available.

Next Events

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See all Eagle Island events

Welcome to Eagle Island State Park

 

Eagle Island State Park is a 545 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. 

 

An 18-hole disc golf course is available.

 

Non-motorized boats only.

 

 

The Waterslide at Eagle Island

2019 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

 

An 18-hole disc golf course is available. Download a Disc Golf course map. Come out and play!

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

Discs are available for purchase at the park Visitor Center.

Adventure Awaits You Within Eagle Island State Park

Zip, Zip, Away!
Adventure Locally! Zip Boise Tours provides several unique and exciting zip opportunities. From Regular zip runs to medium, short and even night zip tours. Learn more and book your adventure today!

Snow Hill

Visitors experience world-class terrain parks and tubing hills right in their local community. Whether tubing or catching air in the terrain park you will leave Gateway Parks feeling exhilarated and wanting more. Come out for an affordable and fun-filled afternoon. Bring your whole family, your youth group, or company. We offer great group rates! Learn more!

*Park Motor Vehicle Entrance Fees (MVEF) are assessed in addition to adventure fees. Park entrance is always free with your Idaho State Parks Passport.

New adventures await at Eagle Island State Park!

Next Events

No events found.

See all Eagle Island events

 


 


  

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.

 

Paddleboard Rentals

The paddleboards are first come, first served and are priced as follows: 1 hour= $15 and 4 hours= $45. We also have cornhole boards for rent too: 2 hours= $10

Visit the park visitor center for details.

 

 

 

Harrier Shelter

$120.00 perday / 100 people maximum

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

$120.00 perday / 100 people maximum  

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

$60.00 perday / 50 people maximum

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

$60.00 perday / 50 people maximum  

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.

- Groups of 100-150 must reserve both the Kestrel and Osprey shelters.

- Groups of more than 150 must apply for a Group Use Permit (GUP).

- All motor vehicles entering the park must pay the $5.00 entrance fee or display a valid Idaho State Parks Passport.

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

- The park closes at sunset.

- Pets must be on a leashed 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.

- Bounce houses are only allowed at the Kestrel and Osprey shelters. (1 maximum).

 

Eagle Island State Park

Eagle Island State Park at 165 S Eagle Island Pkwy, Eagle, ID 83616

Zoom for detail

 

Disc Golf Course Map

Download Eagle Island Maps

Location Map

Eagle Island Trails / Recreation Area

 

 

 

 

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.

Pet restrictions are now in place at Eagle Island State Park. 

But there are still places to take your dog, read below for more information!

For Your Health

For your health, and to keep this popular recreation area open and accessible for your enjoyment, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has adopted a “no pets in the lake” policy at Eagle Island State Park.

Pet feces (direct, on fur, and paws) is a major cause of harmful bacteria in recreational waterways.

Stay Safe

Here are some additional ways to protect yourself, your family and the places you like to recreate:

  • Use swim diapers
  • Never swim when you’re ill
  • Shower or dry off with a towel after swimming
  • Keep pets on a leash when in the park
  • Always pick up pet waste
  • Don’t feed the geese or ducks

Bacteria, Water and You

Learn more about harmful bacteria and water-born illness from our partners at Boise City Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Central District Health Department (CDHD).

E. Coli – Boise City Parks and Recreation 

Harmful Algae Blooms – CDHD (Central District Health Department)  
 

Lake Water Testing at Eagle Island State Park

The lake water at Eagle Island state park is tested weekly with samples shared and analyzed by DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality).

We encourage you to enjoy other pet-friendly locations within the park.

Pet Friendly Locations:

  • Park Trails
  • Open Fields / Training Areas
  • Boise River