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New Eagle Island Park entrance opens April 4th

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 14:22:42-04

The new entrance for Eagle Island State Park will open Monday, April 4, according to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.  A grand opening will take place that day to commemorate the occasion.

“We’ve invited citizens, nearby businesses, neighbors, local lawmakers and contributors to the park’s Master Plan to join us in celebrating this exiting, long awaited occasion,” said Jennifer Okerlund, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation’s Communications Manager. “The new entrance will make the park more accessible and will allow further development and build-out of the park’s Master Plan concepts."

The new entrance is located at 165 South Eagle Island Parkway, off Highway 44 at the Fisher Parkway/Eagle Island Parkway intersection.

“We’re excited about the new entrance. Park access will be more visible from Highway 44,” said Eagle Island State Park Manager Gary Shelley. “Several new experiences within the park include zip-line tours, an expanded disc golf area, a refurbished waterslide, and a restroom remodel/enlargement. We are looking forward to a busy summer.”

Park goers are urged to take note that the Linder/Hatchery Road entrance will close Monday, April 11. At that time, the new entrance on Highway 44 will serve as the only park entrance.