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“beat the heat”
Review of Barber Park

Barber Park
Ranked #22 of 138 things to do in Boise
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We rented a raft and floated down the river to beat the 102 degree heat. It was lovely and we saw a black swan! There were other people on the river, but it was not crowded. We were cautioned to avoid the trees over hanging the water - it was good advice!

Thank Neva T
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

A nice retreat next to the Boise River with great ambience and now new restrooms!! Wonderful addition to the Park System of Boise.

Thank PDK2759
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

This park is insane during the floating season on the Boise river, but wait and go in the fall and you'll have the entire park to yourself with no one to both you and great views of the river.

Thank PorscheBoxster
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We specifically went to barber park as our put in point to raft the Boise. This is one of the Boise attractions I enjoyed most. The river is clear and cold. The aren't any rapids, just three diversion dams, so if you have kids, it would be a great ride(just be sure an adult is with younger kids to manage the dams). We thoroughly enjoyed the day on the river. My suggestion would be to park at Ann Morrison park and pay to ride the shuttle to Barber park and then float back to Ann Morrison park, we had just missed the shuttle and had to wait an hour for the next shuttle,

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

If you are looking to have a little fun on the water, Barber Park is the place to begin. This is the main put-in area for people looking to float the Boise River. Epley's River Rentals has a building set up where you can rent inner tubes, rafts and other stuff as well as bathrooms/changing rooms and air for filling up your own floatables.

There are lots of picnic tables around also which is great for having a bite with the family before you hit the water. Parking does get a little bit wild on Saturday's as this is a very popular place to start floating the river. If you plan on parking your car and floating down to Ann Morrison park, I think you have to pay a couple bucks, or there is also a shuttle that will bring you from one park to the other which costs about $3 a person.

Thank JAS171
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