Waterways - Parks & Waterway

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Lucky Peak Recreation Area

Ada County Waterways maintains docks at Lucky Peak Reservoir. Ada County receives money from boat registrations from Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. The Lucky Peak Recreation Area is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers 208-343-0671Spring Shores Marina 208-336-9505Sandy Point 208-334-2432, and Discovery Park 208-334-2910 are managed by Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation 208-334-4199.

For Reservoir water levels and Boat ramps that are in the water visit:
Boat Ramp Elevations
Reservoir Elevation

 

Irrigation

If you are inquiring about irrigation please contact your irrigation district or the Board of Control. 208-344-1141

Ada County Irrigation Company Boundary Maps

Boater Safety

Please use common sense. There are serious penalties for drinking while operating a vessel.

BOATERS SAFETY :DriverDown Flag

  • Must have at least 1 LIFE JACKET on board for each person.
  • Have at least 1 FIRE EXTINGUISHER on board.
  • Know RIGHT OF WAY & traffic rules of the water.
  • Obey NO WAKE ZONES.
  • Must stay at least 100 ft. clear of DIVER DOWN flag.

WATER SKIING IS GREAT.Skier Down Flag

Please remember:

  • Always wear a LIFE JACKET.
  • Always have a SPOTTER.
  • Keep your eyes open for possible WATER HAZARDS.
  • You must use a SKIER DOWN FLAG – at least 1 ft square and orange in color.

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT:

Always wear your LIFE JACKET
You are subject to the same RIGHT OF WAY rules as boats.
WAKE JUMPING or operating in close proximity to others is prohibited.
Keep a SHARP LOOK OUT for other water users.
Obey NO WAKE ZONES

BOAT RAMP ETIQUETTE:

Launching

  • Don’t pull onto ramp until your boat is ready to launch.
  • Prepare for launching in the parking area. Remove covers, load equipment, remove stern tie downs, attach mooring lines, etc., before pulling onto the ramp. Don’t release your bow winch line. Do unplug your trailer lights! Is your drain plug in?
  • When ready, pull into line to launch. Wait your turn. Be courteous.
  • It takes at least two people to efficiently and courteously launch your boat: one to handle the boat and one to take care of the tow vehicle.
  • Launch on the designated side of the ramp. Normally this is on the left side of the ramp when facing shore, but it may vary. Most ramps are marked.
  • When your turn comes, back into the water, release your boat from the trailer and get both the boat and tow vehicle clear of the launch area as quickly as possible. If you feel competent, power your boat off the trailer. Be courteous.
  • Enjoy your day on the water!

Loading

  • Know which side of the ramp is designated for loading.
  • Don’t block the loading area with your boat until your tow vehicle is ready to load. Wait until you are clear of the launch area to unload gear.
  • Get in line and wait your turn. Be courteous.
  • As soon as your trailer is in the water, load your boat and secure your bow line. If you feel competent, power your boat onto the trailer.
  • Retrieve the boat and trailer from the water as quickly as possible.
  • Get clear of the ramp. Pull into the parking area to finish securing your boat and unload gear. Don’t stop on the ramp.
  • When your boat is secure, leave the parking area and drive home safely. Did you remove the drain plug? Are your trailer lights plugged in and working?