ParksRecreationAbout us

state parks a to z

park lodging

reservation info

group facilities

parks calendar

best sat books

order a parks guide

park finder


fees & rules


E-mail the Park


Ten miles southeast of Boise on SH21.

Ride your bike to Sandy Point
all the way from Boise on the
greenbelt and bike path. It's great
exercise and you don't have
to pay a Motorized Vehicle
Entrance Fee.

Sandy Point does not allow pets
or glass containers.

For a pdf map of the park, click here. (It will take a minute or two). For pdf viewer -- download reader

Lucky PeakThis day-use-only park is located on and near Lucky Peak Reservoir, just east of Boise. Lucky Peak was listed by Northwest Travel Magazine (1999) as one of the Northwest's top 25 parks. The park consists of three units providing a wide variety of recreational activities.

Sandy Point Beach
A 20-acre site at the foot of Lucky Peak Dam, located nine miles east of Boise along Highway 21. If you like fun in the sun, Sandy Point Beach is the place for you and the family. This area offers grass, charcoal grills, picnic tables, shade trees, and a snack bar, all within walking distance of Sandy Point Beach, Lucky Peak Reservoir and Discovery Unit.

No one likes to get a surprise underfoot at the beach, so we do not allow pets in this unit and glass containers are prohibited.

Sandy Point/Discovery Office 208-334-2679; Sandy Point Snack Bar 208-345-7737

A seven-acre site located eight miles east of Boise just off State Highway 21, this park unit is situated along the waters of the Boise River just downstream from Lucky Peak Dam. Discovery is a great place to picnic, fish and relax among the magnificent trees and the rocky canyons which offer beauty and solitude. You can usually see waterfowl and songbirds during the summer. Bald eagles are common during the winter.

Available for use are picnic tables, grills, and three sheltered picnic pavilions for hosting family reunions, weddings, receptions, or corporate picnics. Shelters can be reserved for $36 per day. Please call the park for reservations.

Pets are allowed only on leash. Discovery/Sandy Point Office 208-334-2679

Spring Shores Marina
Spring Shores, located 18 miles east of Boise off State Highway 21, is a 213-acre unit on the shore of Lucky Peak Reservoir. The site includes a 298-slip marina, a restaurant and store, boat ramps, boat trailer parking, picnic areas and a swimming area. Pets are allowed only on leash.

Boat slips are rented on an annual basis.

Slip size and fees are as follows:
18-foot slip--$328 per year (maximum vessel length of 21') 230 available
24 foot slip--$437 per year (maximum vessel length of 27') 63 available
28 foot slip--$546 per year (maximum vessel length of 31') 5 available

To get on the waiting list, please call the Spring Shores office, 208-336-9505. You can also download and print an Adobe Acrobat form to mail to the park by clicking here. If you need a free copy of Acrobat Reader, click here.

For boat and personal watercraft rentals at Spring Shores, click here.

Special Note: Construction on the roadway at Spring Shores Marina is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2000. 

Location: Southeast of Boise on State Highway 21
Mailing Address: 9275 E Highway 21, Boise ID 83716
Spring Shores Marina Unit 208-336-9505,
Marina Restaurant/Store 208-336-7326, Sandy Point/Discovery Office 208-334-2679, Spring Shores Marina Office 208-336-9505
E-mail: LUC


  1. What is the reservoir level?
    Changes daily. Check the reservoir level at
  2. Is there camping?
    No, Lucky Peak State Park is a day-use facility and gates close at dusk.
  3. How long is Lucky Peak Reservoir?
    The reservoir is 12 miles long.
  4. How much shoreline is there on the Reservoir?
    There are 45 miles of shoreline, most only accessible by watercraft.
  5. How deep is the Reservoir?
    When full, it is 258 feet.

Parks / Recreation / About Us
PO Box 83720 • Boise, ID 83720-0065 • 208-334-4199 • Questions? Ask Rick