Boise River opens for floating season

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 19:46:40-04

Summer has officially kicked off and the Boise River is open for floating season. 

With river levels at about 800 CFS, Ada County Parks and Waterways officials say it's ideal for floating.

"We're seeing pretty moderate little lines at the rental concession and a lot of smiling faces for the people floating the river for the first time this year," said Scott Koberg, Ada County Parks and Waterways.

It didn't take long for the word to get out. 

"I heard it was going to open up today last night so I hit up my buddy Dan and decided we'd come out here and float the river today for the first time this summer so we're pretty stoked about it.," said Shane Traubel, Boise resident. 

Eager floaters of all ages are already getting out on the water. 

"This was one of our things visiting here that we wanted to make sure we did and so here we are," said Marc Esprabens, Los Angeles resident. 

There's one thing all the floaters have in common..

"We're just looking to have some fun and hopefully don't tip over and maybe get a little wet, but not too wet," explained Esprebens. 

Ada County Parks and Waterways officials want to remind folks that the Boise River is a natural body of water and floating is at your own risk.

Alcohol and glass bottles are not allowed on the river and children 14 and under are required to wear a life jacket.