Being that the Gem State is a landlocked state, floating down the nearest lazy river in Idaho in order to cool off from the summer heat is a classic summer activity for Idahoans. Luckily, the state has an abundance of rivers perfect for passing those long summer days. It’s impossible to list all of them, but we’ve compiled the best Idaho tubing destinations for you.

What are some of your favorite rivers for tubing in Idaho? Have you been on any of the above rivers or do you have a favorite lazy river? Let us know in the comments!

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What are some of the best outdoor activities in Idaho during the summer?

While the Gem State is truly a remarkable place to call home, during the summer months, the entire state turns into paradise. There are countless outdoor activities that are just waiting to be explored. While you can always enjoy tubing in Idaho down one of the incredible rivers, we suggest going for a hike. One of our favorite scenic hikes is a 2-mile one-way trail that takes you to Baker Lake. While the trail itself is gorgeous, the lake is breathtaking. This can be a bit of a challenging hike and you do have a bit of a climb ahead of you. However, this hidden lake in Idaho may become one of your favorite destinations in the Gem State.

Where else can I enjoy tubing in Idaho?

While the above Idaho lazy rivers certainly deserve your attention, one of our favorite places to enjoy tubing is at Mack’s Inn at Island Park. Here, you can rent rafts, kayaks, tubes, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, and more to float down the beautiful Henry’s Fork River. This float trip will take some time out of your day so make sure you are prepared for a day on the water. And, always keep your eyes open for wildlife — it isn’t uncommon to run into a moose or two in the river.

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