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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barber Park

Barber Park
Ranked #21 of 124 things to do in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
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Boise, Idaho
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Most locals go to Barber Park to float the river. The rest of the year (10 months) it is almost always empty. Love the location on the river and picnic tables. Greenbelt bike path goes through the park and the covered pavilion with tables is a nice rest stop.

Visited April 2012
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Livermore, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Gateway to your river floats and great access to the greenbelt. Lots of space for your family to picnic and explore the edge of nature right in Boise.

Visited June 2012
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Boise, ID
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Float the river on a 90 degree day? Yes please!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Barber is one of the gems of the City of Trees. You'll see what I mean when you show up to a crowd of 150 people waiting to cool off in the Boise River. Its crowded sure, but once you get on the river, the crowds dissipate and the fun begins. The average float trip takes about 1-2 hours depending on your leisure. The rapids are tame, but feel adventurous. When friends come to town in the summer - a Boise River float trip at Barber Park is an absolute must do.

Visited August 2011
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Boise Idaho
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96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“Do your own thing area, visit the candy store it takes you back!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

We like to ride our motorcycle over then walk around visit shops especially the candy store and have pizza. Lovely way to spend a few hours don't forget to check out the river and stop in at Lucky 13 for a brew.

Visited August 2011
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Emmett, Idaho
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97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Start your Boise river float here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

This is designed to start your Boise river float from. You can bring your own tube, raft, etc. or rent one from the main office. The parking fee is, I believe, $6 but you can drop people off for free. Also, free air is provided to air up your floatation device and steps down to the river. The float to Ann Morrison Park is about 2 hours.

Visited July 2011
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