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Barber Park

4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716
(208) 577-4575
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Ranked #22 of 86 attractions in Boise
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've gone the last 3 years, starting when my girls were 3 and 7. This year they are 5 and 9 and we are going this coming Saturday. After our first time and renting the gear from Barber Park we knew we'd be going again so we bought our own raft and life jackets. We all love it! Highly recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had my 9 year old with me and was told this was a lazy river with a few quick spots. The current was strong enough that it was hard to stand up in. I could not fight the current and hold on to her. We were pushed to the side numerous times where we were scratched by branches. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun group activity! You can park your car, rent a tube or raft, float, and get a ride back to the park. It's not a lazy river and I wouldn't take any kid younger than four, with that said, it is a great way to spend a hot summer day and enjoy the fairly swift current that... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We walked a mile or so downriver along the Green Belt and when we got back to the park, we had a nice, relaxing picnic in the shade of the trees. It was a lovely way to get our exercise and enjoy the outdoors in Boise.

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McCall, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

having been here for play, athletics, events, and everything else, this is a true multi use area! floating the river to parties, this is a great park and venue for families and students alike.

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Valencia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Easy sign-up. Inexpensive great two-hour fun activity. Convenient parking and rest rooms. Nice comfortable kayaks for two people. Helpful shuttle to take you back the 6 miles upstream to the parking lot!

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We all met for a picnic after our float trip down the river. Great place to play games, walk or just sit and enjoy the beautiful park. You can rent bikes anywhere in Boise as everyone enjoyes being out in the beautiful weather. We didn't but saw many people riding around in the park. Boise has many outdoor parks to... More

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Nampa, Idaho, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

For a first timer, this was an absolute blast! The 2 or 3 good dips were bigger than I expected, but really, very tame. I was picturing a lazy river float for 2 hours, but the river has a couple good little rapids, at least that's the way I see it. I'm sure for someone who is more experienced, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Easy access to the river, but it can get really crowded on a hot summer day. If you are going to rent equipment to float the river get there early or you may be waiting in line for a while. The shuttle back from Ann Morrison park was easy, but you will have to pay to park at Barber Park

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Buckley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were staying in Boise for 4 days, so I was looking for something to do for myself and 2 teenage girls. Came across floating the Boise River. Sounded refreshing since it was over 100 degrees out. We had a BLAST I wanted to do it again but, we didn't have time that day, The tubes were $12 each, then... More

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