The Ada County Parks and Waterways Department has announced the official opening of the 2018 Boise River Float Season in Barber Park will be this Friday, June 22nd.
All Barber Park services including the Boise River Raft and Tube equipment rental and shuttle service will be fully operational. Equipment rentals open at 12 noon -- and the first shuttle departs Ann Morrison Park at 1 p.m.
“While we understand the community’s excitement to participate in this annual Treasure Valley tradition, as a reminder to all floaters, the Boise River is never free and clear of all potential hazards and is a float at your own risk endeavor,” said Ada County spokeswoman Kate McGwire.
Outside temperatures may be hot, but the river is cold and swift -- so officials are recommending proper clothing, footwear, and a well-fitted personal floatation device for all floaters. Children 14 and under are required by Idaho code to wear an approved personal floatation device.
“Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited on the Boise River and floaters must use the designated take-out location on the river left in Ann Morrison Park,” McGwire stated.