It's back! The much-anticipated Boise River Float Season, a joint effort by Ada County Parks and Waterways, Boise Parks and Recreation, and Boise Fire, is finally here.

If you have never had the opportunity to float the Boise River, it might be hard to call yourself an actual citizen of the Treasure Valley. The iconic ride down the scenic river is Boise's favorite summer pastime. The fun and exciting six-mile journey takes two to three hours to complete.

Where Do I Go To Float The Boise River?

Beginning at Barber Park, where you leave your car and can rent a raft, the float ends at Ann Morrison Park. There are shuttles to drive you back to your vehicle at Barber Park once you finish.

What Do I Need To Know About Floating The Boise River?

Some important safety guidelines for floating that everyone should know: Wear a life jacket. While it's not required for anyone under 14, it's always better to be safe than sorry. There are three Class II rapids along the way, so it's crucial to pay attention.

Is It Legal To Drink While Floating The Boise River?

You will see plenty of people enjoying their time, but it's important to note that alcoholic beverages are not allowed, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

How Much Does It Cost To Float The Boise River?

The cost to float the river is free, but if you want to rent a raft at Barber Park, there are some fees. You can find those HERE. Parking is typically $7, and riding the shuttle is $3.

When Does The 2024 Boise River Float Season Start?

The 2024 Boise River Float Season opens on Thursday, June 27.

12 Tips For Floating The Boise River

Float season is officially open. Here are some tips listeners gave us to ensure you have a fun and safe float season!

Gallery Credit: Kyle Matthews

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