Lucky Peak State Park Article

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Lucky Peak State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Lucky Peak State Park
Map showing the location of Lucky Peak State Park
Location in Idaho
Map showing the location of Lucky Peak State Park
Map showing the location of Lucky Peak State Park
Location in the United States
Location Ada County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Boise
Coordinates 43°31′51″N 116°03′29″W / 43.5307246°N 116.0581650°W / 43.5307246; -116.0581650
LUCKY PEAK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

43°31′51″N 116°03′29″W / 43.5307246°N 116.0581650°W / 43.5307246; -116.0581650
[1]
Area240 acres (97 ha) [2]
Elevation2,750 ft (840 m) [3]
Designation Idaho state park
Established1956 [4]
Administrator Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Website Lucky Peak State Park

Lucky Peak State Park is a public recreation area covering a total of 240 acres (97 ha) on and near Lucky Peak Lake approximately ten miles (16 km) east of Boise in Ada County, Idaho. [3] The state park has three units: Discovery Park off State Highway 21, a roadside park for picnicking and fishing in the Boise River; Sandy Point at the base of the Lucky Peak Dam, with sandy beach and calm waters for wading and swimming; and the Spring Shores unit with boat ramps and marina at the northern end of the lake. [5] The park was created in 1956 by agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, following completion of the Lucky Peak Dam. [4]

References

  1. ^ "Sandy Point Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Idaho State Parks Fast Facts" (PDF). Lesson 6: State Park By Design. Idaho Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Lucky Peak State Park". Idaho Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "History: State Lands in Idaho". Idaho Museum of Natural History. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Lucky Peak State Park". Lucky Peak Dam and Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved October 29, 2017.

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