The Boise River float season will open Tuesday, July 2

Ada County kicks-off 2019 float season Friday
Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 08:31:41-04

BOISE, Idaho — Ada County officials have announced the Boise River float season will open on Tuesday, July 2.

River flows have been strategically lowered over the last week to make conditions safe for recreationalists, while Boise Fire crews have been working to clear the river banks of debris.

While it's meant to be an enjoyable time, Scott Koberg, Director of Ada County Parks and Waterways says safety is a must. He says floating is at your own risk and alcohol is prohibited.

"There's always going to be overhanging limbs and you know there's three small diversion drops and kind of splashy rapids and rocks and those kinds of things," said Koberg.

Wearing a life jacket is recommended and kids fourteen and under are required by law to wear one. You can rent one easily and conveniently at the raft and tubing facility at Barber Park.

The Float the Boise River Facebook page posted some fun facts about previous float seasons.

  • Earliest opening date: June 12, 2008 & 2015
  • Latest opening date: July 29, 2017
  • Average opening date: June 22
  • Today's flow: 3,590 cfs
  • Average opening day flow: 1,154 cfs

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