Idaho July 16, 2019
The Longest Float Trip In Idaho Will Bring Your Summer Tubing Dreams To Life
Summertime brings on all sorts of amazing outdoor opportunities to Idahoans and this is definitely one of them. If you’ve been looking for a unique way to cool off on those hot summer days, then you’ll want to consider one of Idaho’s most iconic float trips. Spend the afternoon relaxing as the gentle current of the river leads you through the most beautiful scenery. This tubing adventure is a must for anyone, so don’t let summer end without trying it at least once!
Partake in an iconic summer activity when you meander down the Boise River with family and friends. The Boise River is a treasured tubing river in Idaho, and it's an adventure everybody should experience at least once.
Unlike whitewater rafting or kayaking, tubing is well-suited for people who prefer a more tranquil experience. It's the perfect no-stress activity to enjoy on a hot summer day. All you have to do is sit back and let the river carry you.
Here in Idaho, the Boise River is considered prime floating territory. The tubing season usually starts around mid to late June and goes through Labor Day. During this time you'll witness countless families and groups enjoying the river's refreshing waters.
The "official" launch destination can be found in Barber Park, which also boasts equipment rentals and shuttle services. Here you'll set off on the river and float the scenic six miles downstream to Ann Morrison Park, all while taking in the river's glorious scenery.
The river is extremely easygoing and contains only three small but splashy drops. They are definitely nothing you won't be able to handle in an inner tube, but it might get your heart thumping for a few seconds!
The float typically takes around two to three hours. Don't forget to lather up on sunscreen since that Idaho summer sun can definitely beat down on you. Once you get to Ann Morrison Park, you can hop on the shuttle that takes you back to Barber Park to collect your vehicle.
Barber Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset during the float season. Although they offer tube and raft rentals, all visitors are welcome to bring their own and use the complimentary air pumps at the park. Treat yourself to some good ol' summer fun and head to the river soon!
Although there are various points to put-in on the river, Barber Park is generally the most popular one. Address: 4049 S. Eckert Rd. Boise, Idaho 83716
Have you accomplished this float trip yet? If not, you’ll want to be sure to get on the river ASAP. For more must-do activities, check out these
11 Things You Have To Do In Idaho This Summer.