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.
Pet restrictions are now in place at Eagle Island State Park. But there are still places to take your dog.
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.
- Keep pets on a leash when in the park
- Always pick up pet waste
- No pets allowed on beach or in lake
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
- Don’t feed the geese or ducks
Bacteria, Water, and You
Learn more about harmful bacteria and waterborne illness from our partners at Boise City Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Central District Health Department (CDHD).
Lake Water Testing at Eagle Island State Park
The lake water at Eagle Island state park is tested 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
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.