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Address: 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716
Phone Number: (208) 577-4575
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Fun, mild, 2-2.5 hr float, great way to cool off

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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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 

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Boise, Idaho
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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.

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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

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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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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is an extremely popular place to have a wedding at. I have been in two weddings here and the views are priceless. It is perfect for a summer, spring, winter or fall wedding. This is also the place you can float the river at. Transportation is available from Ann Morrison Park. Beautiful location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Barber Park is a convenient and easy put in for floating the Boise River. Whether you are a longtime local, new to Boise, or just visiting, a float down the river is a must. Rafts and tubes are available for rent at Barber Park and you can carry your floating device directly to the water in about 1 minute. It... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the summer months, we bring our guests to Boise and enjoy the calm of the river float on a tube or raft. If they enjoy it, then the next trip can be on the Salmon or Payette where the real water is. Can get crowded on hot summer weekends so be patient. There is a cost to get in... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the start point in the summer for floating the Boise River. You can rent, if you don't have your own, floating tubes or rafts and spend the next couple of hours floating down and through some of the most beautiful river scenes. The great thing about this trip is the cost. If you own tubes or rafts it's... More 

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Address: 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716
Phone Number: (208) 577-4575
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise

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