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PARK UPDATE:

September 2022 Update:

Sandy Point Hours have changed, effective Sept 19: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 7 days a week. Pets are not allowed at Sandy Point Until October 1st

Motor Vehicle Entrance Fees are in effect year-round at all 3 park units.

About the Park

Located just 8 miles southeast of Boise, Lucky Peak State Park is a great place to host your next event. The sheltered picnic pavilions at Discovery are perfect for hosting birthday parties and showers. Sandy Point’s amphitheater is a great fit for larger events like family reunions, weddings, receptions, or corporate parties.  Celebrate with those closest to you while enjoying views of the Boise River.

Note: Pets are NOT allowed (not even in vehicles) at Sandy Point from May 1– October 1st.

Shelter Location Maps

Lower Discovery Shelter. Image of empty shelter in the fall, with leaves on the roof, river in the background

Discovery Lower Shelter

$75.00 per day / 50 people maximum
(Price above includes $25 non-refundable reservation fee)

  • Shadiest shelter at Discovery
  • Directly on Greenbelt and adjacent to river access.
  • Includes electrical, potable water spicket, lighting, 1 extra- large charcoal grill, picnic tables.

    Shelter Size: 40’ Long x 28’ Wide
    2 tables 15 feet long, 2 tables feet long

Discovery Middle Shelter

$75.00 per day / 50 people maximum
(Price above includes $25 non-refundable reservation fee)

  • Directly adjacent to restrooms, best ADA access.
  • Closest to horseshoe pits and sand volleyball court.
  • Includes electrical, potable water spigot, lighting, 1 extra-large charcoal grill, picnic tables.

    Shelter Size: 40’ Long x 28’ Wide
    2 tables 15 feet long, 2 tables feet long

Middle Discovery Shelter; empty shelter in the fall, pine trees surround the shelter, providing natural shade
Upper Discovery Shelter, image of the empty shelter with the river in the background, mid fall with bare trees, blue sky day

Discovery Upper Shelter

$75.00 per day / 50 people maximum
(Price above includes $25 non-refundable reservation fee)

  • Best river view
  • Closest bike/walking path that overlooks the river and accesses Sandy Point Unit– Lucky Peak State Park.
  • Includes electrical, potable water spigot, lighting, 1 extra- large charcoal grill, picnic tables.

    Shelter Size: 60’ Long x 26’ Wide
    2 tables 15 feet long, 2 tables feet long

Sandy Point Amphitheater

$75.00 per day / Up to 100 people
$150.00 per day / 101-200 people
(Pricing above includes $25 non-refundable reservation fee)

  • Natural turf amphitheater with paved stage area overlooking the pond.
  • Includes electrical & 1 extra large charcoal grill, picnic tables.
  • Ideal for larger gatherings like weddings & corporate BBQ’s.
  • Largest parking area.

    Paved stage measures 40’ x 28’ at longest and widest points
    6 tables 8’ long

amphitheater Sandy Point, three images, two of the empty amphitheater, one with it full, a group of about 20 people sitting and presenting

Additional Information

Set Up/Clean Up:
If you plan to use a caterer for your event, arrangements must be made in advance with park staff. Note that larger vehicles transporting additional seating/supplies are strongly recommended to arrive prior to 9am, and may not be able to navigate some parking areas due to size. We can not guarantee access. Be sure to allow for enough time for clean up after your gathering. A credit card was saved to your reservation at the time of booking to cover any additional cleaning or damage fees. If upon check-out you have not met the requirements listed below, a fee of up to $100.00 will be charged to the credit card on file.

  • There are no violations of terms of reservation contract, permits or park policies (including approved group size).
  • No damages to facilities or grounds
  • All litter are picked up and placed in provided receptacles (this includes cigarette butts).
  • All decorations included pushpins, strings/ropes, and tape are removed.
  • Tables are returned to shelter, if moved for the event.
  • All fires are completely extinguished in the grill.

Cancelation Policy:
Any changes to a reservation or a cancelation of reservation must be made 14 days in advance to the date of use. If cancelled 14 days in advance, all monies paid, excluding the non-refundable reservation fee, will be returned. All monies paid, excluding the security deposit, will be retained in the event of a cancellation inside 14 days notice. Parking is subject to availability and is not guaranteed, no refunds will be issued due to parking issues.

Want to make a reservation?

Please fill out the Day Use Shelter Application and email it to san@idpr.idaho.gov.

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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: 8am-4pm | People and property must leave at closing.

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