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Fun river float, nice scenery!

My wife and I floated down the Boise River this past August. The scenery was amazing, the people were friendly, and it was a great time!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I floated down the Boise River this past August. The scenery was amazing, the people were friendly, and it was a great time!!

Thank BD R
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I took to the waters on a hot August day. We rented an inflatable kayak and floated the river. It was an enjoyable float. If you rent a kayak, make sure you know how to maneuver the boat... there will likely be 100's of rafters on the river at the same time, and since a kayak is... More 

Thank Mike_da_moose
Twin Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Floating the Boise River is a great way to spend a lazy Saturday. It was $6 to park at Barber Park where you get all set up to hop in the river. They provide free access to compression pumps to inflate your rafts and/or tubes, and they have stairs down into the river so it's easy to launch. There are... More 

Thank SabrinaBabe
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm a foreign currently living in Idaho...and I have to say, I had a lot of fun floating this river! It's so nice in the summer time...relaxing and at the same time you have that "bit" of adrenaline. I highly recommend anyone to do it. With the entire family, as the river is calm and it's really safe for kids... More 

Thank Diego S
Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I can't count how many times my family and I have done this float. It's easily two or three times a month during the summer. It's not adrenaline-filled whitewater, it's just a relaxing River float.

Thank CRFjockey
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First time tubing down a river, and it was quite the experience. Drove up to Barber Park (have to pay $6 to park a car there or shuttle up from Ann Morrison Park for $3/person) where you can rent rafts, tubes, paddles, life vests, etc. $12 for a 1-person tube. They also have air pumps to fill your own tubes.... More 

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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Get a tube, grab your friends, snag a ride out of town and hit the river! Locals will advise best spots to get in and out of the water. You can use one of the local rafting companies or go on your own. Free tube fill stations in the park where we went in. A lovely relaxing way to spend... More 

Thank Mindy P
Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We've visited family in Boise last 2 summers and floating the river has been one of our favorite activities. We've rented rafts and tubes from Epley's and have been very pleased with the equipment. The river itself is relatively fast with 3 minor rapids and you do have to watch out for low branches around several corners. The water is... More 

Thank chrisman19
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My older teen daughter and I floated the Boise River from Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park. There are several sections where the water drops just a bit or moves more quickly. We got splashed once because we purposefully aimed for a rough patch. There are several places where the water is shallow. You do need to pay attention and... More 

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