Note to visitors of Lucky Peak, Eagle Island, and Ponderosa State Parks: Central District Health issued an order requiring the wearing of a mask in Ada County whenever physical distancing is impossible, which includes being outdoors at Lucky Peak and Eagle Island. A second mask order now covers Valley County, which applies to Cascade and Ponderosa. Also, the McCall City Council requires masks indoors and outside, whenever six feet of distancing cannot be maintained, which covers Ponderosa.
McCall’s mandate expired and just Valley County is in effect.
Springs Shores hours are currently sunrise to sunset. Beware of mud, as a dozen vehicles have become stuck in recent weeks, and no assistance is available on site.
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.
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?
- Picnic tables
- 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.