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Update (04/28/20)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is applying the following restrictions at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake, effective immediately:

  1. Use of the lake by recreational watercraft is limited to daylight hours established by locally published sunrise and sunset times. All watercraft must be securely stored at a designated marina facility or removed from the water by published sunset hour.
  2. Camping is prohibited.
  3. Fires are prohibited, excepting the use of liquid fuel cooking stoves.

These restrictions have been made in response to public safety and resource protection concerns and will remain in effect until further notice.

For more information, contact Matthew Walker, Operations Project Manager for Lucky Peak Dam and Lake at 208-343-0671

Lucky Peak Snapshot

Location
8  miles SE of Boise, ID
31 miles E of Nampa, ID
Spring Shores is an additional 11 miles
 
Elevation
2,750
 
Open/hours
See specific park unit for hours of operation, amenities and activities each unit offers.
 
Amenities
Flush toilets, group shelter, grills, picnic tables, outdoor showers, changing area
 
Activities
Boat, swim, fish, water sports, bike, picnic, volleyball, horseshoes, in-line skating, disc golf, paddleboard
 
Boating
Marina, ramps, moorage slips, general store
 
Trails
Boise River Greenbelt ends at Sandy Point
Bike, walk, run, in-line skate
 
Learn
First Time Adventure Program, Junior Ranger Program, Astronomy
 
Group
Reservable shelters at Discovery Unit
Amphitheater at Sandy Point
 
WiFI
Spring Shores Marina only

Rent or purchase
Rental boats, personal watercraft, and water sports equipment is available at Spring Shores marina from Redline Recreation Toys: (208) 695-2288.
Stand up Paddleboard rentals are available from May-September at Sandy Point from Paddleboard Idaho: (208) 991-0039
 
 
Pets
Sandy Point, no pets allowed
Discovery and Spring Shores, yes on leash
 
 

Three distinct day use units make up Lucky Peak State Park. Discovery is a popular roadside park that is a great place to host a company party or family reunion. Sandy Point, at the base of the Lucky Peak Dam is popular for its sandy beach and clear cool water. Spring Shores offers lakeside access for water enthusiasts by providing two boat ramps, parking, a marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.

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Welcome to Lucky Peak State Park
Lucky Peak State Park is the perfect place to get away for a swim, picnic, fishing, boating or biking.  The park is a 10-minute car ride from downtown Boise or a 30 minute bike ride on the scenic Boise River Greenbelt.  Ride your bike to the park and enjoy a cool dip in the Sandy Point beach.  Bring your family and your dog to Discovery Park for a picnic or bring your water toys to Spring Shores which offers boat ramps, ample parking, a full-service marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels.

 


Discovery Park

Located just 8 miles southeast of Boise, Discovery Park is a great place to picnic, fish, and relax among the magnificent trees and the rocky canyons which offer beauty and solitude. 

This section of the Boise River is an excellent flat water area often visited by canoeists and kayakers.  You will usually see waterfowl, song birds, and our resident owl during the summer while bald eagles are common in the winter. 

Dogs Welcome

Discovery is an excellent place for dogs to play! Please clean up after your pet (doggy bag dispensers are located by the dumpsters) and please keep your four-legged friends leashed when not playing in the water.

Hours of  Operation

Open sunrise to sunset year-round.  

 
 
 

What's at Discovery Park?

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Group shelters

The sheltered picnic pavilions are perfect for hosting family reunions, weddings, receptions, or corporate parties. Shelters can be reserved starting at $53 (inludes tax) a day and on up depending on number of attendees.  Please call (208) 334-2432 for reservations. 


Sandy Point   

If you like fun in the sun, the beach at Sandy Point is the place for you and your family. Enjoy a dip in the cool water after a scenic bike ride on the Boise River Greenbelt! This 34-acre site at the base of Lucky Peak Dam features a large sandy swimming area complete with water toys and two beach volleyball courts. Sandy Point offers lots of cool grass and shady trees. 

Hours of Operation

Park hours vary depending on the season. Please call the park for current operating hours. (208) 334-2432

Paddleboard Rentals

Paddleboard rentals are available at through Paddleboard Idaho, located within Sandy Point: (208) 991-0039

What is Not Allowed at Sandy Point?

  • Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point.
  • Glass containers and fishing are prohibited.
  • No hard bottom boats in the swimming area (we recommend Discovery Park for fun in the water). 

What's at Sandy Beach?

  • Restrooms
  • Changing areas
  • Showers
  • Charcoal grills
  • Picnic tables 
  • Disc golf (New!)

Sandy Point is first come, first served and does not accept reservations.


Spring Shores Marina    

Spring Shores, located 18 miles southeast of Boise off State Highway 21, is situated on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. The facility includes a full-service marina, which provides long-term moorage, fuel, a convenience store, marina supplies and recreation equipment rentals. The large parking lots provide access to two boat ramps with parking for trailers.

Moorage Tips

Lucky Peak is a reservoir, which means the water level varies. You may want to check boat ramp access before bringing your boat to the park. Learn more tips.

Boat and personal watercraft rentals

Rental boats, personal watercraft, and water sports equipment is available at Spring Shores marina from Redline Recreation Toys: (208) 695-2288. 

Stand up Paddleboard rentals are available from May-September at Sandy Point from Paddleboard Idaho: (208) 991-0039

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

May - September  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

September – April  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Marina Details

There are 298 rentable moorage slips available for use May through August. Moorage slips are rented and renewed on an annual basis. The slips are very popular. Complete and submit an interest form to secure your spot on the waiting list.

 

2019 Moorage Slips Rental Fees

  • 18 foot slip - $524 per year (max vessel length of 21')
  • 24 foot slip - $727 per year (max vessel length of 27')
  • 28 foot slip - $989 per year (max vessel length of 31')

To be placed on a waiting list for moorage rental, please call the Spring Shores office at 208-336-9505.

 

 


Lucky Peak Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Group shelter

$50 per day

Moorage slips

 

$524-$989 per year | Call 208-336-9505

 

 


Lucky Peak State Park

Lucky Peak at 74 Arrowrock Rd , Boise, ID 83702

Idaho's First Time Adventure Program

Have you always wanted to camp outdoors, bike, fish or engage in paddle sports, but didn’t know the basics, have the proper equipment, or even know where to go?  Our First Time Adventure Program brings families and the great outdoors together!  We host a fun-filled, outdoor experience for first-time adventurers. Our park's knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide you with gear, show you the ropes and make sure you have fun in the process.

          

Participating State Parks

Castle Rocks State Park

Castle Rocks State Park offers an introductory fishing program for all ages.  Equipment is available. Contact the park directly to participate: (208)824-5519

Hells Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park offers several first time programs including instruction on camping, bicycling and bird watching. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)799-5015.

Lake Cascade State Park
Lake Cascade State Park offers introductory programs for both first time campers and paddlers. Camping and paddling equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)382-6544.

Lucky Peak State Park
Lucky Peak State Park offers an introductory outdoor recreation skills programs specific to fishing, camping and dutch oven cooking. Equipment is available at the park for use. Contact the park directly for details (208)334-2432.

Lake Walcott State Park
Lake Walcott State Park offers a first time fishing program for all ages. Instruction provided and equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)436-1258.

Massacre Rocks State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park offers an intensive water sports safety programs for all ages and skill levels including first time canoeing and kayaking classes. Vessels and safety equipment available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)548-2672.

Priest Lake State Park
Priest Lake State Park offers several first time adventure programs including first time camping, dutch oven cooking, snow shoeing and water sports. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)443-2200.  

Winchester Lake State Park

Winchester Lake State Park offers a first time fishing program, complete with an end-of-year tournament, for all ages. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)924-7563.

 

First Time Adventure Programs within Idaho's State Parks are generously sponsored by:

 


Lucky Peak State Park, Springs Shores Marina Expansion Planning Study

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has initiated a feasibility study for the improvement and potential expansion of the marina facilities at Lucky Peak State Park. The study will include multiple public meetings to share information and gather input. A survey will also be made available online for those interested to share their opinions. 

Public Meetings

Stay tuned for additional public meeting information. 

Links

Comment Forms

Submit feedback and comment forms electronically to: erik.bush@idpr.idaho.gov

Survey

If you are interested in taking our online Lucky Peak Boater Survey, please click here. It should only take a few minutes of your time. We greatly value your feedback. The survey will only be available until June 28, 2019.

Project Concepts

Click here to view the project concepts for the Spring Shores Marina construction.

**Please note: These drawings are renditions generated as part of the feasibility study. They are conceptual drawings only and are not guaranteed for any future construction.

Boat Moorage

Complete and submit an interest form to secure your spot on the moorage waiting list.

 

 

 


Calling All Explorers Ages 6-12!

We invite you to be an official Idaho State Park Junior Ranger. We need you to help keep Idaho's State Parks beautiful and protect the plants and animals that live here. Simply pick up a Junior Ranger Guide and earn stamps and prizes for completing fun activities.

You'll Get To...

  • Take a HIKE
  • IDENTIFY special plants and animals
  • Help keep your campsite and the park clean
  • Go to an interpretive program to hear PARK STORIES
  • Learn to be SAFE in parks and on trails, rivers and lakes.

Get Started...

  1. Pick up the Junior Ranger Guide
  2. Collect stamps for each completed activity from a staff person or campground host.
  3. Complete four out of six options for activities to be awarded recognition 
  4. On your first park visit earn the Junior Ranger badge, your second visit the patch, and a third visit a certificate signed by Scout!

Parents and Guardians:

Our goal is to help your children have fun in the outdoors while learning about state parks and making connections to the natural world. Please feel free to join your
children in the Junior Ranger activities. We think you'll have a great time too!

Digital Exploration:

Click the title or image below to download and print out the Junior Ranger Portals to Parks activity pages!

Western Grebe

 

Participating Parks:

Castle Rocks State Park
City of Rocks National Reserve *
Farragut State Park
Lake Cascade State Park
Dworshak State Park
Hells Gate State Park
Ponderosa State Park
Priest Lake State Park
Three Island Crossing State Park
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Harriman State Park *
Heyburn State Park
Henrys Lake State Park
Land of Yankee Fork State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park
Round Lake State Park
Thousand Springs State Park
Lucky Peak State Park
Lake Walcott State Park
Winchester Lake State Park
Eagle Island State Park
Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes
Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park *


This list includes Idaho State Parks that offer the Junior Ranger program from Memorial Day through September.

*These parks offer Junior Ranger programs year-round.

Update (04/28/20)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is applying the following restrictions at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake, effective immediately:

  1. Use of the lake by recreational watercraft is limited to daylight hours established by locally published sunrise and sunset times. All watercraft must be securely stored at a designated marina facility or removed from the water by published sunset hour.
  2. Camping is prohibited.
  3. Fires are prohibited, excepting the use of liquid fuel cooking stoves.

These restrictions have been made in response to public safety and resource protection concerns and will remain in effect until further notice.

For more information, contact Matthew Walker, Operations Project Manager for Lucky Peak Dam and Lake at 208-343-0671

Lucky Peak Snapshot

Location
8  miles SE of Boise, ID
31 miles E of Nampa, ID
Spring Shores is an additional 11 miles
 
Elevation
2,750
 
Open/hours
See specific park unit for hours of operation, amenities and activities each unit offers.
 
Amenities
Flush toilets, group shelter, grills, picnic tables, outdoor showers, changing area
 
Activities
Boat, swim, fish, water sports, bike, picnic, volleyball, horseshoes, in-line skating, disc golf, paddleboard
 
Boating
Marina, ramps, moorage slips, general store
 
Trails
Boise River Greenbelt ends at Sandy Point
Bike, walk, run, in-line skate
 
Learn
First Time Adventure Program, Junior Ranger Program, Astronomy
 
Group
Reservable shelters at Discovery Unit
Amphitheater at Sandy Point
 
WiFI
Spring Shores Marina only

Rent or purchase
Rental boats, personal watercraft, and water sports equipment is available at Spring Shores marina from Redline Recreation Toys: (208) 695-2288.
Stand up Paddleboard rentals are available from May-September at Sandy Point from Paddleboard Idaho: (208) 991-0039
 
 
Pets
Sandy Point, no pets allowed
Discovery and Spring Shores, yes on leash
 
 

Three distinct day use units make up Lucky Peak State Park. Discovery is a popular roadside park that is a great place to host a company party or family reunion. Sandy Point, at the base of the Lucky Peak Dam is popular for its sandy beach and clear cool water. Spring Shores offers lakeside access for water enthusiasts by providing two boat ramps, parking, a marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.

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Welcome to Lucky Peak State Park
Lucky Peak State Park is the perfect place to get away for a swim, picnic, fishing, boating or biking.  The park is a 10-minute car ride from downtown Boise or a 30 minute bike ride on the scenic Boise River Greenbelt.  Ride your bike to the park and enjoy a cool dip in the Sandy Point beach.  Bring your family and your dog to Discovery Park for a picnic or bring your water toys to Spring Shores which offers boat ramps, ample parking, a full-service marina, on-site watercraft rentals and a convenience store.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels.

 

Discovery Park

Located just 8 miles southeast of Boise, Discovery Park is a great place to picnic, fish, and relax among the magnificent trees and the rocky canyons which offer beauty and solitude. 

This section of the Boise River is an excellent flat water area often visited by canoeists and kayakers.  You will usually see waterfowl, song birds, and our resident owl during the summer while bald eagles are common in the winter. 

Dogs Welcome

Discovery is an excellent place for dogs to play! Please clean up after your pet (doggy bag dispensers are located by the dumpsters) and please keep your four-legged friends leashed when not playing in the water.

Hours of  Operation

Open sunrise to sunset year-round.  

 
 
 

What's at Discovery Park?

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Group shelters

The sheltered picnic pavilions are perfect for hosting family reunions, weddings, receptions, or corporate parties. Shelters can be reserved starting at $53 (inludes tax) a day and on up depending on number of attendees.  Please call (208) 334-2432 for reservations. 

Sandy Point   

If you like fun in the sun, the beach at Sandy Point is the place for you and your family. Enjoy a dip in the cool water after a scenic bike ride on the Boise River Greenbelt! This 34-acre site at the base of Lucky Peak Dam features a large sandy swimming area complete with water toys and two beach volleyball courts. Sandy Point offers lots of cool grass and shady trees. 

Hours of Operation

Park hours vary depending on the season. Please call the park for current operating hours. (208) 334-2432

Paddleboard Rentals

Paddleboard rentals are available at through Paddleboard Idaho, located within Sandy Point: (208) 991-0039

What is Not Allowed at Sandy Point?

  • Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point.
  • Glass containers and fishing are prohibited.
  • No hard bottom boats in the swimming area (we recommend Discovery Park for fun in the water). 

What's at Sandy Beach?

  • Restrooms
  • Changing areas
  • Showers
  • Charcoal grills
  • Picnic tables 
  • Disc golf (New!)

Sandy Point is first come, first served and does not accept reservations.

Spring Shores Marina    

Spring Shores, located 18 miles southeast of Boise off State Highway 21, is situated on the shore of Lucky Peak Lake. The facility includes a full-service marina, which provides long-term moorage, fuel, a convenience store, marina supplies and recreation equipment rentals. The large parking lots provide access to two boat ramps with parking for trailers.

Moorage Tips

Lucky Peak is a reservoir, which means the water level varies. You may want to check boat ramp access before bringing your boat to the park. Learn more tips.

Boat and personal watercraft rentals

Rental boats, personal watercraft, and water sports equipment is available at Spring Shores marina from Redline Recreation Toys: (208) 695-2288. 

Stand up Paddleboard rentals are available from May-September at Sandy Point from Paddleboard Idaho: (208) 991-0039

 

 

 

Hours of Operation

May - September  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

September – April  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Marina Details

There are 298 rentable moorage slips available for use May through August. Moorage slips are rented and renewed on an annual basis. The slips are very popular. Complete and submit an interest form to secure your spot on the waiting list.

 

2019 Moorage Slips Rental Fees

  • 18 foot slip - $524 per year (max vessel length of 21')
  • 24 foot slip - $727 per year (max vessel length of 27')
  • 28 foot slip - $989 per year (max vessel length of 31')

To be placed on a waiting list for moorage rental, please call the Spring Shores office at 208-336-9505.

 

 

Lucky Peak Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Group shelter

$50 per day

Moorage slips

 

$524-$989 per year | Call 208-336-9505

 

 

Lucky Peak State Park

Lucky Peak at 74 Arrowrock Rd , Boise, ID 83702

Idaho's First Time Adventure Program

Have you always wanted to camp outdoors, bike, fish or engage in paddle sports, but didn’t know the basics, have the proper equipment, or even know where to go?  Our First Time Adventure Program brings families and the great outdoors together!  We host a fun-filled, outdoor experience for first-time adventurers. Our park's knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide you with gear, show you the ropes and make sure you have fun in the process.

          

Participating State Parks

Castle Rocks State Park

Castle Rocks State Park offers an introductory fishing program for all ages.  Equipment is available. Contact the park directly to participate: (208)824-5519

Hells Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park offers several first time programs including instruction on camping, bicycling and bird watching. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)799-5015.

Lake Cascade State Park
Lake Cascade State Park offers introductory programs for both first time campers and paddlers. Camping and paddling equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)382-6544.

Lucky Peak State Park
Lucky Peak State Park offers an introductory outdoor recreation skills programs specific to fishing, camping and dutch oven cooking. Equipment is available at the park for use. Contact the park directly for details (208)334-2432.

Lake Walcott State Park
Lake Walcott State Park offers a first time fishing program for all ages. Instruction provided and equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)436-1258.

Massacre Rocks State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park offers an intensive water sports safety programs for all ages and skill levels including first time canoeing and kayaking classes. Vessels and safety equipment available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)548-2672.

Priest Lake State Park
Priest Lake State Park offers several first time adventure programs including first time camping, dutch oven cooking, snow shoeing and water sports. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)443-2200.  

Winchester Lake State Park

Winchester Lake State Park offers a first time fishing program, complete with an end-of-year tournament, for all ages. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)924-7563.

 

First Time Adventure Programs within Idaho's State Parks are generously sponsored by:

 

Lucky Peak State Park, Springs Shores Marina Expansion Planning Study

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has initiated a feasibility study for the improvement and potential expansion of the marina facilities at Lucky Peak State Park. The study will include multiple public meetings to share information and gather input. A survey will also be made available online for those interested to share their opinions. 

Public Meetings

Stay tuned for additional public meeting information. 

Links

Comment Forms

Submit feedback and comment forms electronically to: erik.bush@idpr.idaho.gov

Survey

If you are interested in taking our online Lucky Peak Boater Survey, please click here. It should only take a few minutes of your time. We greatly value your feedback. The survey will only be available until June 28, 2019.

Project Concepts

Click here to view the project concepts for the Spring Shores Marina construction.

**Please note: These drawings are renditions generated as part of the feasibility study. They are conceptual drawings only and are not guaranteed for any future construction.

Boat Moorage

Complete and submit an interest form to secure your spot on the moorage waiting list.

 

 

 

Calling All Explorers Ages 6-12!

We invite you to be an official Idaho State Park Junior Ranger. We need you to help keep Idaho's State Parks beautiful and protect the plants and animals that live here. Simply pick up a Junior Ranger Guide and earn stamps and prizes for completing fun activities.

You'll Get To...

  • Take a HIKE
  • IDENTIFY special plants and animals
  • Help keep your campsite and the park clean
  • Go to an interpretive program to hear PARK STORIES
  • Learn to be SAFE in parks and on trails, rivers and lakes.

Get Started...

  1. Pick up the Junior Ranger Guide
  2. Collect stamps for each completed activity from a staff person or campground host.
  3. Complete four out of six options for activities to be awarded recognition 
  4. On your first park visit earn the Junior Ranger badge, your second visit the patch, and a third visit a certificate signed by Scout!

Parents and Guardians:

Our goal is to help your children have fun in the outdoors while learning about state parks and making connections to the natural world. Please feel free to join your
children in the Junior Ranger activities. We think you'll have a great time too!

Digital Exploration:

Click the title or image below to download and print out the Junior Ranger Portals to Parks activity pages!

Western Grebe

 

Participating Parks:

Castle Rocks State Park
City of Rocks National Reserve *
Farragut State Park
Lake Cascade State Park
Dworshak State Park
Hells Gate State Park
Ponderosa State Park
Priest Lake State Park
Three Island Crossing State Park
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Harriman State Park *
Heyburn State Park
Henrys Lake State Park
Land of Yankee Fork State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park
Round Lake State Park
Thousand Springs State Park
Lucky Peak State Park
Lake Walcott State Park
Winchester Lake State Park
Eagle Island State Park
Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes
Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park *


This list includes Idaho State Parks that offer the Junior Ranger program from Memorial Day through September.

*These parks offer Junior Ranger programs year-round.