Idaho June 27, 2017
5 Lazy Rivers in Idaho That Are Perfect for Tubing on a Summer’s Day
Being that Idaho is a landlocked state, floating down the nearest river in order to cool off from the summer heat is a classic summer activity for Idahoans. Luckily, Idaho 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 here for you.
1. Coeur d'Alene River
Whitewater rafters are familiar with the Coeur d'Alene, but it also doubles as a great tubing river once the whitewater season is over. The scenery along the river is incredible, making this river a popular spot for summer activity!
2. The Warm Slough
The Warm Slough in Rexburg, Idaho is the ideal tubing river! Just as the name implies, the warm water is perfect for floating without worry of shocking your system if (or when) you fall in. Its slow current makes for a perfect care-free and lazy float.
3. Portneuf River in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
The Portneuf recently got international acclaim as one of the best rivers to float by USA Today, making this river an even more attractive floating destination than it already was. The Portneuf's quick current is full of rapids and is ideal for floaters seeking a bit of a rush!
4. The Boise River
The Boise River is arguably the river Idahoans think of first when it comes to floating and tubing. Flowing through the heart of downtown Boise, this river is easily accessible and perfect for bringing the whole family to.
4. Middle Fork of the Salmon River
This river is a must for thrill seekers. With over 300 named rapids, the Middle Fork is sure to get some adrenaline pumping while you float!
5. Priest River
Priest River's prime floating season is late July and into August. The current starts off slow but gradually picks up speed during its Eight Mile section.
What’s your favorite Idaho river to float? Let us know in the comments!