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Address: 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716
Phone Number: (208) 577-4575
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Very relaxing!

Great little day trip to do with family and friends. Nothing dangerous about the trip so just get ready to cool down and have fun,.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little day trip to do with family and friends. Nothing dangerous about the trip so just get ready to cool down and have fun,.

Thank mattierock19
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My wife and I floated down the Boise river from Barber park. The water was a bit low but nonetheless we had a good time and enjoyed ourselves.

1 Thank BD R
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a great time floating down the river except for the fact that I lost my glasses at one point. So if you wear glasses, either wear a pair you can lose, or spent $8 to get a glasses leash! But besides that, it was a great time floating the down the river, enjoying being outside and watching nature.

1 Thank PeteLOrange
N. Massapequa
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Rented a raft to paddle down the river. It was a beautiful day and as first timers we only encountered a few problems....on a few occasions we seemed to drift to the right and even though we were using the oars, it caused us to almost crash into the over hanging trees. It could have resulted in serious injuries but... More 

1 Thank Girly13662
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

For an activity for a family reunion we floated down the river. It was a great activity and I brought most my family and the young kids. It is a mild float down the river with a couple of really small drops in the river. I brought a three year old and he was having fun. If you travel with... More 

Thank GasEngineer
Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Floating the Boise is a fun and relaxing way to get some sun and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones. If you aren't into floating, take the path that runs on either side of the river and the short walk up to Bown Crossing and have a beer at Bier Thirty or an order of fries at Boise... More 

Thank TLorraineLloyd
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had a great opportunity while visiting family to float down the river. We had a wide variety of ages in our group; from a 4 yr old, a couple pre-teens, and even a grandpa (a young gpa but still a gpa). The park hosts a rental service for rafts, tubes, and life jackets; realistic prices too. A nice couple of... More 

1 Thank Onebigjake
Boise, Idaho
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Well conceived venue for launching floats down the Boise River, providing pressurized air, launch ramps and rental service for rafts, inner tubes and even shuttle service for floaters. Nice place for picnicking, biking or just kicking back along the river. On busy summer weekends, parking is definitely a problem however.

1 Thank globalpaddler
San Diego
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Rent floats and rafts, but watch your time, shuttles are only every hour so if you miss them you have to wait quite a while. Bring waterproof bags or you can buy them

San Diego, California
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Floating the river was our favorite activity on our visit to Boise. We arrived at the rental center as soon as it opened and avoided the crowds floating down (and the parking fee!). We rented a two-pronged kayak since we wanted to stay together and we were told we'd get less wet. Well, we got pretty wet, but it was... More 

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