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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lucky Peak Dam and Lake
9723 East Highway 21
Boise, Idaho 83716-9393
Phone: 208-343-0671
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM, except Federal holidays.
E-mail:  
LuckyPeakLake@usace.army.mil

 

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Robie Creek Park is a lesser known gem of Lucky Peak Lake.
Robie Creek Park
Robie Creek Park is a lesser known gem of Lucky Peak Lake.
Robie Creek Park offers a small, free launch area onto Lucky Peak Lake.
Robie Creek Park - Boat Lauch
Robie Creek Park offers a small, free launch area onto Lucky Peak Lake.
The playground at Robie Creek Park on Lucky Peak Lake.
Robie Creek Park
The playground at Robie Creek Park on Lucky Peak Lake.

Robie Creek Park

* Though not barricaded closed, lowering lake levels have rendered Robie Creek Park Ramp closed for launching.  The ramp does remain a viable access point to the inundation area.  We ask those accessing the inundation area by motor vehicle to remain below the "bathtub ring" to prevent long term detrimental impacts to hillside vegetation and associated erosion events, often severe in nature.  Vehicles observed operating above ordinary high water line may be cited for Endangering Environmental Feature (CFR Title 36, Chapter 111, Part 327, Section 327.2e ) or other applicable section.

Robie Creek Park offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. This small park resides in the Mores Creek arm of Lucky Peak Lake and includes picnic shelters, grills, restrooms, playground equipment, and a kid-friendly swim area. A large open lawn allows for plenty of room to lay out a blanket, throw a Frisbee, and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery at the edge of the Boise National Forest. Located at the confluence of Mores Creek and Robie Creek and nestled between basalt cliffs, Robie Creek Park is one of the more scenic areas of Lucky Peak Lake.

Adjacent to the park is the Robie Creek boat launch area – a one-lane ramp and dock with a restroom, swimming dock, and a small parking area. This area is especially popular with non-motorized boaters since the low bridge over Mores Creek blocks motor boats and their wakes from a beautiful stretch of flat water favored by stand-up paddleboarders, kayakers and canoeists. Fishing can also be good on Mores Creek if you can elbow in among the osprey, especially when the kokanee begin their 20-mile run from Lucky Peak Lake towards Idaho City later in summer.

Park Ranger Marve Griffith notes, "Robie Creek is a great destination park. Whether you take the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route or wind your way there through the mountains on Rocky Canyon Road, either way it's a great drive to a beautiful place."

Please consider the following when planning a trip to Robie Creek Park:

  • Use of the Robie Creek Park boat ramp and park area is free.
  • Parking is in marked stalls only at the Robie Creek boat ramp. Gravel parking areas near the ramp and across from the park entrance accommodate use on all but the busiest of days. Boise County has posted this section of Robie Creek Road as “No Parking On Pavement” so please park clear of traffic on this narrow road.
  • Dogs are to be leashed in this area unless accompanied at the shoreline to swim and fetch. Pets are not allowed, nor glass containers, at the Robie Creek swimming area. 
  • This area, as all of Lucky Peak Lake, is a “Pack It In – Pack It Out” area. There are no nearby dumpsters available to deposit bagged trash.
  • There is no potable water in this area. 
  •  Wood and charcoal fires must be kept in Agency-provided grills and be attended at all times. LPG and liquid fuel cooking stoves are allowed.
  • Cellular phone service does not exist at this location. The nearest payphone is located eight miles away at Idaho State Park’s Spring Shores Marina.
  • Robie Creek Park is not gated closed at night but is posted a Day Use Only area. Camping is not allowed. Overnight users to boat-in sites and others on the water may leave vehicles and trailers parked in the launch areas overnight, but land visitors here may be asked to leave after published Sunset.