There’s Nothing Better Than Idaho’s Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day

We may still have some time before spring grinds to a halt here in Idaho, but planning for summer is half of the fun! If you’re from around here, you probably can’t get enough of our wild state’s stunning natural beauty. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to explore every nook and cranny of Idaho’s best and most overlooked landscape treasures, like hiking a state parks or taking a scenic drive. But why not enjoy the great outdoors in a new, carefree way?

As temperatures start to warm up, splashing around in the Gem State’s lakes, rivers, and creeks is a family tradition for most. But you know what? A summer trip to the Portneuf River might just be one of the best ways to cool off and take in the scenery at the same time.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For many Idahoans, floating the local river is a summer must-do. How awesome is it that one of Idaho’s own tops the country? Please keep in mind, this is a natural river and can be swift and/or dangerous at times – be safe!