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Outdoor activities semi-close to Boise: Eagle Island State Park
March 10, 2022

Eagle Island is a 545- acre park west of Boise, bordered on the north and south by the Boise River. Summer months provide endless fun with swimming, waterslide, park play and so much more. While winter months are packed with sledding hills and 

Location: 165 S Eagle Island Pkwy Eagle, ID 83616

Contact: (208)939-0696

Hours: 7am-10pm, hours can change based on park managers discretion

Fees: Motor Vehicle Entry Fee- $7 per vehicle per day; Air Compressor- coin operated, two quarters. Cornhole boards- $10 for 2 hours

Restroom: ADA Restrooms

New Visitor Center open

Features: Swimming beach, grassy picnic area, and more than 5 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, or walking, waterslide, zipline, 19-hole disc golf course, Air compressor, water fountains, and Charcoal grills available

Reservations:  2 large picnic shelters and two small shelters available for group us; call (208)939-0696 to reserve

Rentals: Life Jacket Loaner Station; Paddleboard rentals are available within the park at the visitor center. Paddleboards are first come first served

Waterslide: Opens Memorial Day weekend and is open until Labor Day

Zipline: Zip Boise Tours provides several zip opportunities. Regular zip runs to medium, short, and night zip tours. Learn more and book at www.zipboise.com (208) 939-0744

Snow hill: World Class terrain parks and tubing hills. Bring your whole family, youth group, or company. Learn more at gatewayparks.com (208)800-2108 

Pet Restrictions: No pets in the lake. Keep pets on a leash when in the park. Always pick up your pet’s waste.                                                         

Pet Friendly Locations: Park trails, open fields, training areas, Boise River

Safety Tips: Use swim diapers. Never swim when you’re ill. Shower or dry off with a towel after swimming. Do not feed the geese or ducks

Exciting changes to come: Changes will be taking place at Eagle Island State Park. The layout of the park will change and recreation opportunities within the park will be expanded. The park will continue to be open throughout the process, however the trail system will change with each phase

For additional information on fees and park amenities please visit parksandrecreation.idaho.gov

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