Water-access at Niagara Springs, Crystal Springs Lake, and Box Canyon has been closed in response to the discovery of quagga mussels upstream at Centennial Water Park in Twin Falls. Visit agri.idaho.gov for updates and more information.
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September 2023 Update:

Discovery Visitors, the restrooms are currently CLOSED for repair (9/25/2023). Sandy Point restrooms are OPEN. Portable restrooms have been ordered and will arrive ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Sandy Point hours have CHANGED: Sandy Point Hours are 8am-4pm 7days a week. All vehicles must be out by 4pm.

Spring Shores & Discovery Hours:

  • Sunrise to Sunset (year round)


The West ramp at Spring Shores is now closed due (as of Oct 3, 2023) to low water levels. Please use caution around the water as steep cliffs and sudden drop-offs are often overlooked and can be dangerous.

Lake levels are still dropping. Currently all boat slips, Barclay Bay Launch, Robie Creek Launch, Macks Creek Launch/Camp, and all shoreline docks are aground for the season. Spring Shores West Boat Launch will remain open for the winter, weather conditions and lake levels permitting.

Location: 8 miles SE of Boise, ID. 31 miles E of Nampa, ID. Spring Shores is an additional 11 miles


  • Air Compressor
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp/Launch
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Firewood Sales
  • Flush toilets
  • Full-service Park Store with Gasoline
  • Group Picnic Shelter
  • Indoor Restrooms
  • Life Jacket Loaner Station
  • Marina
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Paddle Board Rental
  • Picnic Areas
  • Swimming - Lake/River
  • Water Fountains

Boating: Marina, ramps, moorage slips, general store

ADA Accessibility features:

  • ADA Restroom

Acreage: 2,750

Coordinates: 43.5266, -116.0637

Groups: Reservable shelters at Discovery Unit, Amphitheater at Sandy Point

Overnight: No

Rent or Buy: Boats, personal watercraft, and equipment available at Spring Shores marina from Redline Recreation Toys: (208) 695-2288. Stand-up paddleboard rentals available, May-September, at Sandy Point from Paddleboard Idaho: (208) 297-3884 www.supboise.com

Wifi Info: No wifi

Learn: Jr. Ranger, Loaner Backpack Program

Pets: Year-round at Spring Shores and Discovery Units. No pets at Sandy Point May1-October1

Visitor Center: No

Museum Available: No

Junior Ranger Program: Yes

Loaner Fishing Rods: No

Loaner Backpacks: Yes

Current Conditions

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Address: 74 Arrowrock Rd
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: (208) 514-2486
Hours of Operation: Discovery Park and Spring Shores Hours: Sunrise to Sunset, daily | Sandy Point Hours: 8am-4pm | People and property must leave at closing.

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