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**July 24, 2024 Weather Advisory: Due to a severe weather advisory and potential power outages, Sandy Point Beach and Park will be closed to the public. We anticipate returning to normal business hours on Thursday July 25, 2024, pending additional information from Idaho Power. Thank you for your understanding.

July 18, 2024 Update:

Please see this release about the drawdown of Lucky Peak Lake, part of the upcoming Turner Gulch boat ramp repair project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The drawdown will shorten the boating season by six weeks, closing Spring Shores completely before the end of August.

The drawdown will begin on Monday, July 22nd, 2024. Estimated date for first 10 vessels to be removed from their slips is August 1st. These are estimates only and you are solely responsible for the safety of your vessel.

Here is an update from USACE about the work.

Park Hours:

  • Sandy Point: Open every day 8am – 9pm. You must have your vehicle outside the gate by the posted closing time to avoid fines. NO PETS are permitted into Sandy Point May 1st – October 1st.
  • Starting Monday, August 5th Sandy Point will close at 8pm daily.
  • Discovery and Spring Shores Units: Sunrise to Sunset.


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 for Sandy Point are 8 am – 9pm

If unsure, please call the park for current operating hours. (208) 334-2432

Paddleboard Rentals

Paddleboard rentals during the summer season are available at through Paddleboard Idaho, located within Sandy Point. (208) 297-3884  Paddleboard Idaho

What is Not Allowed at Sandy Point?

  • Pets are prohibited from Sandy Point May 1 – October 1
  • Glass containers and fishing are prohibited.
  • No hardshell watercraft in the swimming area (we recommend Discovery Park for this type of watercraft), Inflatable watercraft only. 
  • No tree-hanging hammocks or slacklines

What’s at Sandy Point?

  • Restrooms
  • Changing Areas
  • Showers
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Picnic Tables 
  • Disc golf (Seasonally: Oct 1 – May 1)
  • 2 Sand Volleyball courts
  • Amphitheater (reservation only)
  • Loaner Backpack Program
  • “Scout’s Footprint Friends” Animal Track self-guided activity, starts near the concession building.
  • “Space Walk” with self-guided tour brochure, located along bike path

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: 8am-9pm | People and property must leave at closing.

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