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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Destination Recreation - Lucky Peak State Park (Idaho)

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. 

Most areas of Lucky Peak are very accessible by car, though 4 wheel drive can make it much easier. The roads and park as a whole is very well maintained. Being sure to follow Leave No Trace principles helps you do your park in keeping all parks you may visit clean and beautiful for all visitors! Walking and camping on durable surfaces is very important in Lucky Peak because there is a lot of very fragile vegetation that provides food and shelter to many species throughout the park. For more information on Lucky Peak State Park visit 

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