Thursday, July 29, 2021: Sandy well water at Eagle Island State Park has forced the shutdown of restrooms, drinking fountains and the water slide. While the park remains open, visitors are urged to bring their own drinking water. Portable restrooms have been installed.
Park officials said the shutdown protects the facility’s plumbing and slide machinery, which could be ruined by sand. A consultant has been brought in to examine the water supply well and to suggest potential remedies. There is currently no estimate as to when the water service will be restored.
Sand appeared in the water earlier this month and the problem has grown worse in recent days.
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
- Air Compressor
- Charcoal Grills
- Group Picnic Shelter
- Indoor Restrooms
- Life Jacket Loaner Station
- Paddle Board Rental
- Picnic Areas
- Water Fountains
Trail Types: Hike, bike, horse
ADA Accessibility features:
- ADA Restroom
Coordinates: 43.685833, -116.398056 or 43°41'09.0"N 116°23'53.0"W
Groups: There are two large picnic shelters and two smaller shelters available within the park for group use. Call the park to reserve 208-939-0696
Rent or Buy: Paddle-board rentals are available within the park at the visitor center
Learn: Jr. Ranger
Visitor Center: Yes
Museum Available: No
Address: 165 S Eagle Island Pkwy
Eagle, ID 83616
Phone: (208) 939-0696
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.