Just ten miles outside of Boise, Idaho, you can find Lucky Peak State Park. In the foothills on the Boise River, you can find a place filled with lush green trees, a rushing river, and wildlife around every corner. Sandy Point and Discovery Park located within Lucky Peak provides an amazing space for picnics, fishing, boating, and swimming.
But deeper into the 247 acre park you can find a much more relaxed and lively wilderness. Deer, Bald Eagles, River Otters and many other species of wildlife can be seen if you step lightly and have a sharp eye.
I was able to see many beautiful creatures on my trips, but for me, the most memorable part of Lucky Peak was the calming sounds of the river, birds chirping, and the warm sun accompanied by a gentle breeze. I had set up a hammock between two coniferous trees, kicked off my shoes, and took a nap. My hand hung out of the hammock while I pet the grass and felt the dirt. Three hours had passed and I awoke to the sounds of the birds chirping and the river flowing, feeling as though no time had passed.
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