February 2023 Update:
Discovery Unit will be closed on Monday March 6th and Tuesday March 7th for hazardous tree removal and clean up. Please do not enter the area while work is underway.
Sandy Point hours remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pets are permitted until May 1, 2023. Icy conditions may still exist along bike path after winter weather, so please use caution.
2023 Reservations are now being accepted for Discovery picnic shelters and the open amphitheater at Sandy Point. Answers to most questions and the application can be found on the Group Use Options box below. Contact SAN@idpr.idaho.gov if you have additional questions.
Spring Shores Marina hours are sunrise to sunset. No marina services are available until late May. Be advised that icy conditions may exist on the west boat ramp and out on the lake. Access may not be available until spring weather arrives.
Motor Vehicle Entrance Fees are in effect year-round at all 3 park units.
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 – 4 pm
If unsure, please call the park for current operating hours. (208) 334-2432
Paddleboard rentals are available at through Paddleboard Idaho, located within Sandy Point
What is Not Allowed at Sandy Point?
- Pets are only allowed at Sandy Point from October 1 to May 1.
- Glass containers and fishing are prohibited.
- No hard bottom boats in the swimming area (we recommend Discovery Park for this type of watercraft)
- No tree-hanging hammocks or slacklines
What’s at Sandy Point?
- Changing Areas
- Charcoal Grills
- Picnic Tables
- Disc golf (Seasonally: Oct 1 – May 1)
- 2 Sand Volleyball courts
- Amphitheater (reservation only)
- Loaner Backpack Program
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.