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PARK UPDATE:

September Update:

On 9/15 The Spring Shores Boat Ramps became inaccessible and are currently CLOSED due to low water, we are hopeful that waters may rise in October and the West boat launch will be accessible again. USACE Turner Gulch Boat Launch is the only launch accessible right now.

Dogs are not permitted at Sandy Point until Oct. 1, 2021. Dogs are permitted, on leash, at Spring Shores Marina and Discovery Park.

Sandy Point hours: 

  • Weekdays 8am-4pm
  • Weekend of 10/2 & 10/3 : 8am-6pm
  • Starting 10/4,  7 days a Week : 8am-4pm

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 $50 a day for up to 100 people (plus $7 entry fee for those without the park passport). Please call (208) 334-2432 for reservations.

Additional Guest Fees:
– For parties between 101 and 200: $100
– For parties 201 and over: $200

All groups over 100 will need to submit a Group Use Permit.

Current Conditions

Contact the Park

Address: 74 Arrowrock Rd
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: (208) 334-2432
Hours of Operation: Discovery Park and Spring Shores Hours: Sunrise to Sunset, daily | Sandy Point Hours: Weekdays 8 am - 4 pm Weekends: 8 am - 7 pm | People and property must leave at closing.

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