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Lucky Peak State Park, Boise

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Luck Peak State Park is a state park in Ada County, Idaho, United States, located around Lucky Peak Lake, created in 1955 by the construction of Lucky Peak Dam.
Just east of Boise, the park has three units; its Discovery Park off State Highway 21 is a roadside park with picnic tables, shelters, and opportunities for fishing in the Boise River. The nearby Sandy Point unit is at the base of the dam, and has a sandy beach with calm water for wading and swimming. At the northern end of the lake, the Spring Shores unit has two boat ramps and a marina.
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  • More than a fortunate find. We started at the marina, but every way you turned, there was another spectacular view of rolling hills, accessible coastlines, and personal space like no other! Be sure...  more »
  • So much to see and a variety of landscapes. Snow capped mountains, and deer. Many areas available to stop and take photos. Good roads. Picnic by the lake, with clean amenities.  more »
  • Wow, this place is as good as I heard folks from Micron told me. It is definitely beautiful. However, I visited Sandy Point which has an E Coli warning. At the gate, the attendant warned people of swimming in it. Still, children and adults were swimming in it. I just took a brisk walk from Sandy Point to Discovery Park. I also saw the boat launching area which does not have a fee gate but a deposit box for boat launching only. The Boise River is just amazing to see as you walk along it. Great for biking, walking, jogging, etc. Plenty of restrooms in both parks and your parking fee of $5 is valid in both parks requiring a fee. There are two dams which are nice to stop and take a look. However, I will be forever in awe of the ridge line with the sky. Within 10-15 minutes from Boise, you cannot beat this sort of nature excursion. Typically, I have to travel an hour to 3 hours from Philadelphia to see decent vistas. No problems here and I was able to catch my 5PM flight back to Philadelphia.
  • We love to bring visiting family and friends here to swim and picnic. Our most recent visit included a wheelchair bound relative. We had a smooth and pleasant walk between Sandy Point and Discovery picnic area. It's worth the walk on a hot day as at least one set of giant sprinkles is on and we have lots of fun racing along the path trying to avoid getting soaked. Come midweek for plenty of shady parking and open picnic tables waterside.

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