You can bring your own Tube or Canoe etc but most people
rent a tube. The park has an agreement with Epley's
Boise River Rentals.
The people at Epley's River will also rent out Kayaks and
Tubes and Rafts. They have a wide range from your
basic black Tube, which is for purchase only, not rental,
through "Deluxe Tubes" which are a kind of basic raft and
rent out for $12 for three hours through to a 6 person raft!
There are also inflatable Kayaks with paddles which are
good for one or two people.
They also run a bus shuttle
service at $3 a head which will take you back from the
take out point at Ann Morrison Park
all the way back to Barber Park. The busses run every
hour but only until 8PM (Mon-Thu) or 9PM (Fri and weekends).
Make sure you get back before the Barber Park closes at
sundown though otherwise you won't be able to get your car
out of the carpark there.
There are also free air stations within the park and you
can use those to pump up any inflatable equipment that you
have brought yourself.
Barber Park - Unofficial Guide -
Event Center -
For more information please go to the Ada County Parks & Waterways website: