For those doggos who love a good walk, the park offers over five miles of trails that traverse the meadows and patches of forest that make up this area. At one time, the park was a working farm, then became a penitentiary farm before turning into a state park in the 1980s. Many of the trails are open to horseback riders too, so be sure your dog is comfortable meeting up with one along the way. You can romp through the vast manicured, grassy areas with your pup, or stop at one of the picnic areas to catch a snack or meal. Some areas feature grills, and there's also shelters that are rentable for events, making this park pawfect for a get together.
Water lovers are attracted to the park's on site lake and waterslide. Unfurtunately, canine pals are not allowed to enjoy the lake due to the risk of contamination. They are, however, free to check out the shores and waters of the two channels of the Boise River that border the park on the north and south sides. Cast a line with your furry bestie by your side for a relaxing afternoon.
The park also houses a disc golf course, volleyball courts, a playground for the little two-leggeds in the pack, sledding in the winter, a zipline, and restrooms for the humans. Always bring clean-up bags for the doggo, and pick up whatever yours leaves behind. Also have drinking water on hand to share with your pup too. Your dog can explore most of this sprawling park with you, but does need to stay leashed at all times. Before coming, your dog should be fully vaccinated, licensed and tagged. Access to this day-use park is $5 per vehicle per day. Residents of Idaho can get an annual pass for $10, while non-residents can enjoy a year of state parks for $40.
Bring your pup for a day of exploration at the Eagle Island State Park today!