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May 30, 2024 Construction Update:

The main park entrance off Highway 44/State Street will reopen June 4th, 8 a.m., about a month ahead of schedule. But this is a temporary reopening, lasting through July 7th, and will end to allow the completion of a water-line-and-paving project on the entrance road. During this time:

  • The secondary entrance off Hatchery/Linder roads will remain in operation.
  • The entrance road will be gravel, and the posted speed will be 10 mph.

The main entrance is expected to open permanently by early October, at which time the Hatchery entrance will again be closed.

Attention Park Visitors: Please adhere to trail closure signs during the construction process. The shop road/horse trailer access road is currently closed but will reopen when it is safe to do so. We ask that horse trailers please use our overflow gravel parking lot for the time being!

Note: The completed campground will not impact trail areas, this is only temporary while work is being done. Thank you!


The park’s water slide will remain closed and is scheduled to be removed later this year. Originally constructed in 1983, it has been idle since 2023 due to equipment failures, which now make it unsafe to operate. Fixing the equipment will cost too much to be feasible, given the age of the structure.

Park management is evaluating alternative uses for the space once the waterslide is removed.

 

Historic Building Renovations:

The park will also be working on historic building renovations. Please be mindful of workers in the area.

Eagle Island State Park in mid-2022 enacted a new policy regarding dogs off-leash and has designated an area and trails that are open to off-leash dogs that are under the demonstrated control of their owners. Click here for details.

Construction Began on Eagle Island Campground and Related Park Improvements in Fall 2023

In mid-October 2023, crews broke ground on the new Eagle Island State Park Campground. This project has been part of the Eagle Island Master Plan for over 20 years, and we at Idaho Parks and Recreation are incredibly excited to offer it to the public! As with all construction projects, this will come with changes – some temporary, some permanent.  Please note: This campground will function the same as all Idaho State Park Campgrounds and stays will be limited to 14 consecutive days in a 30 day period.

Main Entrance (State Street) Closure Dates:

  • Highway 44/State Street Entrance will close on January 8, 2024 through June 2024 — as currently anticipated. This is a change from the initial plan, and the closure is being extended in hopes of making up for construction delays and to avoid a second closure in the fall.
    • The old park entrance off Hatchery Road/Linder Road will be open for visitors during the closure of the main entrance.

Please use Hatchery Road/Linder Road entrance during closure periods, as heavy construction traffic will occupy the main entrance, and there will be deep trench work across the width of the northside entrance road.

Basic Project Info:

  • 50-site campground with full water and electrical hookups for RVs.
  • A second recreational pond will be built.
  • The Park will also receive a new main water supply and a sanitary sewer system, alleviating numerous problems experienced in recent years.
  • The campground is slated to open to the public in late 2024

Temporary Changes:

  • Expect periodic closures of the main State Street/Highway 44 entrance for public safety and the use of the Hatchery Road entrance for the general public for short periods of time.
  • We plan to keep the main entrance operational for most of the year-long project with short-term switches to the Hatchery entrance as required for construction and safety.
  • Please keep out of the field where crews are working. 

Campground History:

  • A second pond and a campground was part of the original Eagle Island Master Plan (developed in the early 2000s).
  • Funding for this project comes, in part, from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, therefore we will be working with the National Park Service (NPS) on this project as they are the distributers of the funding source.
  • IDPR will also be working with the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) to preserve the on-site historic buildings.
  • In conjunction with both NPS and SHPO, IDPR will develop an educational and interpretive component of the park. 

For more information about the partnership with NPS and SHPO, you may read the Memorandum of Understanding for this project here.

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Address: 165 S Eagle Island Pkwy
Eagle, ID 83616
Phone: (208) 939-0696
Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset

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