Boise River Floating FAQ: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Float
You've been watching the Boise Fire do their thing getting debris out of the river to prepare for the 2018 Float Season over the past few days and it's finally here!
Ada County just announced the Float Season start date via their "Float the Boise River" Facebook page. ::drumroll::
Float season begins FRIDAY, JUNE 22 at 12 p.m! New to the Treasure Valley and don't know much about floating the Boise River? Here's some need to know info before you go!
Q: I don't have my own raft or tube, what do I do?
A: Boise River Raft and Tube has you covered! The rental facility, formerly known as Epley's River Fun, is located at the drop-in for the river at Barber Park. They'll sell you a tube for $25 or you can rent the rolling at these rates:
- Double Tube: $12 + tax and deposit
- 4 Person Raft: $45 + tax and deposit
- 6 Person Raft: $55 + tax and deposit
- 2 Person Inflatable Kayak: $35 + tax and deposit
Q: Uh, where's Boise River Raft and Tube located?
A: 4049 Eckert Road, inside Barber Park
Q: When can I rent a tube or raft from Boise River Raft and Tube?
Rental hours are 12-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 12-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Their final day open and final day of float season is Labor Day, September 3.
Q: Ok, I have my own raft but do I need to blow it up before I get to Barber Park?
A: Nope! Barber Park has air stations that will be on for you to use from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. during float season.
Q: Does it cost anything to float the river?
A: No, floating the river itself is free but you will have to pay $5 parking at Barber Park.
Q: How do I get back to my car after we take-out at Ann Morrison Park?
A: There's a couple ways. Take two cars. Park one at Ann Morrison before you head toward Barber Park. That way you have a car to drive back to pick the other up.
Or you can take the Ann Morrison shuttle for $3. It runs on the hour ever hour from 1-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-9 p.m. Friday. It runs every 20 minutes from 12-9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.