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Barber Park

4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716
(208) 577-4575
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Ranked #19 of 85 attractions in Boise
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Jan 28, 2014
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McCall, Idaho
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

At Barber Park, they have tubes, rubber kayaks and rubber rafts available for 3 hour rentals. Come early on hot days! At the end of the trip, for a modest sum, a shuttle will return you to your car at Barber Park. It is a very peaceful and fun way to spend an afternoon!

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Tacoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We rented a raft and floated down the river to beat the 102 degree heat. It was lovely and we saw a black swan! There were other people on the river, but it was not crowded. We were cautioned to avoid the trees over hanging the water - it was good advice!

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A nice retreat next to the Boise River with great ambience and now new restrooms!! Wonderful addition to the Park System of Boise.

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Boise, ID
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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This park is insane during the floating season on the Boise river, but wait and go in the fall and you'll have the entire park to yourself with no one to both you and great views of the river.

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