We encourage you to get out and enjoy nature, but please do so responsibly and respectfully of others.
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