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Address: 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716
Phone Number: (208) 577-4575
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Starting place for tubing the Boise River in Boise

We can't even count how many times we have floated the Boise River. The starting point is always Barber Park. Usually we take vehicles that drop us off and then meet us at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kurt W
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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't even count how many times we have floated the Boise River. The starting point is always Barber Park. Usually we take vehicles that drop us off and then meet us at the pickup point in Ann Morrison Park. It takes several hours to float the River and it is very scenic and very refreshing on a hot summer... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab your tube or raft, if you don't have one don't worry you can rent one there. Don't forget you sun block lotion.

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Thank Tina S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Barber Park is a great spot for a picnic and a nice greenbelt walk, but visit when it's not high river floating season if you want some peace and quiet, DO NOT go during a Saturday from about 10-8 pm in the summer, as you'll be bombarded with traffic and people who are floating the Boise River since this is... More 

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seattle
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I can't believe I've not been to this park in all the years I've been visiting Boise. It's less walkable than the downtown parks but I believe it is reachable via the greenbelt. Lovely stretches of water and a nice woodsy feel. While we didn't see any the day we were there, I'm told screech and great horned owls are... More 

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Thank emmarytz
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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,.

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Thank mattierock19
Minnesota
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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.

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Boise, Idaho
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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.

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N. Massapequa
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52 reviews
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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 

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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank GasEngineer
Boise, Idaho
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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 

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