Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
5301 N Maple Grove Rd
NO DOGS ALLOWED
Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is a 44-acre haven for birds, animals, and people located on the edge of Boise's West Bench featuring trailheads, pathways, and overlook areas.
Boise City Council president Maryanne Jordan and officials from the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) were joined by members of the Hyatt family for a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept 18, 2012. A generous donation of the 22-acre wetland by the Hyatt family made it possible for the city to purchase another 22 acres in the late 1990s with the goal of preserving open space and providing key habitat for wildlife in West Boise. An adjacent 10-acre parcel has been purchased from the Meridian School District by the Ada County Highway District with the expectation that it will be managed by the City of Boise.
Rules intended to protect prime wildlife habitat in the reserve are:
•To protect wildlife, please observe them from a distance.
•Dogs and bicycles prohibited.
•Fishing, boating, swimming and wading are prohibited.
The Reserve is a perfect venue for environmental educational opportunities. Educational lessons and tours can be scheduled for groups large or small. Groups of 10 or more people must make a reservation. Reservations are available on first come - first served basis.
This location provides opportunities to see birds and other wildlife.
The Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail separated into four distinct regions the IBT represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage. In recognition of the educational and recreational opportunities it offers to the public, the House of Representatives passed a resolution in 2006 declaring the IBT as the official state birding trail of Idaho.