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Here's when the 2024 Boise River float season starts

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 20, 2024

BOISE, Idaho — The wait is nearly over! An announcement on June 20, the Parks & Waterways team announced the official 2024 float season will start on Thursday, June 27.

The news comes from a float season announcement that was held at the river take-out in Ann Morrison Park on June 20 where leaders gave updates on the official float season.

With float season starting, the raft rental location at Barber Park will also be opening on June 27.

Boise Police are warning that they will ticket your car if you park in the neighborhood near the park during your float. Parking is available at Barber Park for a $7 fee and parking at Ann Morrison Park is available for free on a first come, first served basis.

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Though Boise River flows have been high, officials say they should come down by Monday, June 24 just in time for the official float season.

At the announcement Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer said a robust rescue team will be available during the float season and that Boise's police and fire department are working to clear hazards ahead of the opening date.

“Safety for floaters and our first responders is our main priority. The Boise Fire Dive team continues to work with our partners to identify and mitigate life-threatening hazards on the river, as the increase and decrease of flows move debris around,” said Chief Niemeyer. “Since the Boise River is a wild river, not all hazards can or will be mitigated and recreationists should always be aware of the river environment and its dangers.”

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