Lucky Peak State Park is the pawfect destination for puppers and people who love spending time in nature! Just minutes from downtown Boise, it is composed of three distinct day use units: Discovery Park, Spring Shores, and Sandy Point. With the exception of Sandy Point, the park welcomes four-legged visitors, so grab your furry pal and get ready to have some fun!
A pawpular roadside park, Discovery is a short 10-minute drive from Boise. In this unit, you'll find a picturesque picnic area, grills, restrooms, sheltered picnic pavilions, and access to the Boise River. Because this section of the river is flat and calm, it is frequented by canoeists and kayakers. You'll also spot waterfowl, songbirds, and a resident owl in the summer and bald eagles during the winter. Fido is allowed to play off-leash in the water, too! Just remember to keep an eye on your doggo.
If your pup would rather stay dry, go for a leashed stroll on the paved Boise River Greenbelt. Once your canine companion's all nice and tired, bring out the packed lunch and have a meal with a view at one of the picnic tables. Doggie waste bags are provided in dispensers near the dumpsters in case you forgot to bring your own.
The state park's other dog-friendly unit, Spring Shores, is 40 minutes from Boise. It offers a full-service marina, boat ramps, on-site watercraft rentals, a convenience store, and ample parking. It is unknown if canines are permitted on the rental boats, but you and Fido can still enjoy the area from land. Walk out onto one of the docks to get a better view of Lucky Peak Lake and the basalt rock canyons. Don't forget to take photos as it really is a puptacular sight!
For a pawsome outdoor adventure that's not too far from the city, you can't go wrong with Lucky Peak State Park!