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Summer Float Headquarters

Floating the river is a great Boise experience. No liquor allowed, but it's fun anyway. You can... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Great local spot, but becoming increasingly more populated.

This is the prime location to drop off your rafts, floats, paddleboards, or whatever else you want... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
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4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716-8814
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Floating the river is a great Boise experience. No liquor allowed, but it's fun anyway. You can rent rafts here and there's a bus at the takeout point which will bring you back to Barber Park. Start about 10 and you'll be back at Barber...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed March 6, 2019

This is the prime location to drop off your rafts, floats, paddleboards, or whatever else you want to enjoy on the Boise River. I wouldn't say it is really what most people would think of as a PARK moreso it serves its purpose for what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

So nice had to do it twice. Floating the River is great way to destress and a great/fun family activity

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Diego R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stopped for a short break on our bike ride. Nice clean facilities and easy raft/tube launch for those floating the river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank awchandc
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is the place to get on the Boise River and begin your float. We saw people using everything from good solid rafts to oversized rubber duckies! Bring a water gun and have fun getting others wet.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jana W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were a party of 4 who went rafting down the Boise River during the middle of the week. It was uncrowded, saw lots of duck families with their ducklings. The trip took about two and a half hours and was very peaceful and uneventful.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BrasilTraveler
Reviewed August 25, 2018

The park offers a $3 shuttle from where the rafts end back to the park. The rafts can be rented of various sizes from float tubes to 6 man rafts. The distance is about 7 miles takes about 2 hours to raft. Fun, and cool.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This has always been one of if not THE best summertime activity in the Boise area. This is an easy, laid back, relaxing float down the river on a hot summer day. The city has done an amazing job of upgrading the facilities over the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank nodakn1
Reviewed August 20, 2018

In town for a friend's wedding the entire group got together the following day for a float down the river. Starting at Barber Park where people put in to the water there is a large area set aside for putting air into the tubes and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tortrefarm
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

On a trip to attend friend’s wedding, my family took a multi-generation vacation in Boise. We did not have much expectation S to ‘things to do’. Thinking we just attend the wedding and come home. On the second day - most of the guests had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 30, 2018|
Response from Gloria H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to say,no! While it is primary safe, it is a river you will be floating on. Besides there is the element of the river being crowded with others. Take the kids to the water park,maybe,or the Children's museum,on... More
June 3, 2015|
Response from llevise |
I wouldn't take children that young. Not until they at least know how to swim. The current in the river can be really strong, and even though they have life jackets on, they can get stuck on objects that are under the water... More