Silver Creek

Boise, Idaho

Silver Creek is formed by dozens of springs bubbling up from an aquifer, which form a stream. It is an example of a high desert, cold-spring ecosystem, and attracts a variety of wildlife, including 150 species of birds. It is a world-class preserve that attracts anglers from all over the world looking to test their technical flyfishing mettle during the famed brown drake hatch in late spring. Downstream of the Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve and Kilpatrick Pond, the creek flows through private property before reaching its confluence with the Little Wood River.

Facilities: Exxon, Texaco Picabo, Picabo Angler campground and RV Park is available within 5 miles. Restrooms are available at Exxon, Texaco Picabo Gas stations.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 11th, 2022. Snake River Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 11th, 2022 at 12:05 PM.
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Current Weather
27°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Silver Creek is sampled weekly from May 25th to September 6th.

Source Information

TBD

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Water Quality Graph

Silver Creek

Boise, Idaho

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 11th, 2022. Snake River Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 11th, 2022 at 12:05 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
27°C
Clear and sunny

Silver Creek is formed by dozens of springs bubbling up from an aquifer, which form a stream. It is an example of a high desert, cold-spring ecosystem, and attracts a variety of wildlife, including 150 species of birds. It is a world-class preserve that attracts anglers from all over the world looking to test their technical flyfishing mettle during the famed brown drake hatch in late spring. Downstream of the Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve and Kilpatrick Pond, the creek flows through private property before reaching its confluence with the Little Wood River.

Facilities: Exxon, Texaco Picabo, Picabo Angler campground and RV Park is available within 5 miles. Restrooms are available at Exxon, Texaco Picabo Gas stations.

Monitoring Frequency

Silver Creek is sampled weekly from May 25th to September 6th.

Source Information

TBD

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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