Floating the Boise River from Barber Park
Floating the River is an increasingly popular recreation
in the city, it is a great way to enjoy our green city and a
perfect way for the kids in summer to use up some energy and
cool down when the sun gets too hot.
Paddling on rivers has always been a true American
experience since the days of exploration, but it isn't many
places where you can experience this in what is basically a
city location, with all the amenities, comfort and
convenience that means.
The Barber to Ann Morrison Park float is so simple that
even a child could do it, and indeed as many as 100,000
people including many teenagers do float the river each
The Boise River itself is a tributary of the Snake River,
approximately 75 mi (120 km) long, and drains part of the
Sawtooth Range northeast of Boise as well as much mixed
land. During the summer it becomes a gentle ride
through downtown Boise going through the greenbelt
recreation area and passing many of the city's great parks
for which it is well known.
Visit Barber Park to start your visit, if you are new to
floating then everything you need save your clothes and some
cash are available at the park. Check out the
Tube Rental facilities and the
Shuttles to learn how to enjoy a
float on the River Boise.