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Barber Park

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Address: 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716-8814
Phone Number: (208) 577-4575
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So fun!

We weren't sure what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised! The rental process was smooth and easy. The river is clean and refreshing. Everyone is out there to have fun! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melynda R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised! The rental process was smooth and easy. The river is clean and refreshing. Everyone is out there to have fun! We will for sure be going every time we visit.

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Thank Melynda R
Boise Idaho USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes! This is a fun float down the Boise River! It's on our list every summer with out-of-towners stay with us. It's an easy float, the river is controlled by dams, so the flow is steady but not unstable. You can rent a boat in Barber Park, or bring your own raft...kayak...intertube...party float...if it floats, you can ride it! Paddles... More 

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Thank Deb S
Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot day so my teenage daughter and I wanted to cool off. You have to pay $5 to park, then pay for rental tubes etc. I recommend life vests for those who don't swim so well as the current is pretty swift. Now you may want to save some money and forego the paddles but I HIGHLY... More 

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Prospect, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my teen years until now (almost 60) I have floated the river whenever we have visited Boise. It is easy for visitors to do, just head on up to Barber Park and they will take care of the rest. Parking is 5-6 dollars and then head to gear rental where you can rent a tube or small raft. Make... More 

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1 Thank Craig S
Nampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to float the Boise river from Barber Park at least once a year. It has become a tradition. It provides a wide variety of water for the inexperienced floater to well just the average floater that wants to have a relaxing time. Be sure to wear a life jacket if you are not a good swimmer as there... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Floating the Boise river is something one must do. It's a couple of hours of relaxation and fun- love it!

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were sad that the river was basically closed due to the fullness and speed of it so we didn't get to get in and raft down but the park is s clean....nice bathrooms and they offer shuttles back if you raft down. Really cheap as well.

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Thank CAChristy
Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This has historically been the best place to start a float of the Boise River. However, the crowds can be huge. If you decide to float the river, bring your boat / tubes already inflated, or rent a raft from the park (the rafts are excellent, and relatively cheap).

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1 Thank Isaac H
Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited Barber Park for our dear friend's son's wedding. It is a beautiful location and a wonderful venue. The outside setting for a wedding is perfect. We enjoyed the wedding reception inside with spacious accomodations. It is user friendly for set up and the kitchen facilities were great. We had a wonderful time celebrating. The views surrounding us were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Fun and often challenging river rafting begins here. Rent your tubes or rafts here (come early to assure getting your float device and life jackets, as it's first come, first served). Float the Boise River for up to 2 and 1/2 hours. Check online hours of operation. There are two small waterfalls that you'll go over, so be prepared. Floaters... More 

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