Eagle Island State Park

Horseback riding at Eagle Island State Park
Horseback riding at Eagle Island State Park

Eagle Island State Park is about 545 acres of day-use property located about 14 miles west of Boise, Idaho on the edge of the city of Eagle. The property is bordered on the north and south sides by 2 forks of the Boise River. Facilities include a grassy picnic area, a swimming beach with a water slide and more than 5 miles of horseback-riding and hiking trails. There's also a volleyball area and horseshoe pits available. The picnic area offers tables, 2 group shelters and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course. There is also a Sportsmen's Access area that allows excellent access to the fishing...

Development of Eagle Island State Park is on-going with expanded opportunities for camping, canoeing, kayaking and ice skating in the works. The development is occurring in phases, with each phase seeing changes to the trail system in particular.

Entry fees run $4 per vehicle per day. The water slide offers 10 rides for $5 or unlimited rides for $10. The water slide is usually open in the summer from noon to 8 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and select Thursdays, Fridays and holidays.

Photo of horseback riders courtesy of the Idaho Department of Tourism