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Eye On Boise

Boise River to open for floating on Saturday

Ada County has announced that it will open the floating season on the Boise River through town this Saturday. The July 29 opening is a record; the river usually opens to floating in June, but this year’s flood-driven high flows made it unsafe until now. Barber Park will be open with raft and tube rentals starting at 10 a.m.; the first shuttle will depart Ann Morrison Park, at the downstream end of the float, for Barber Park at noon.

Though Boise Fire Department teams have been removing debris from the river, the county notes that hazards remain and floating is at your own risk; children 14 and under are required to wear life jackets; alcohol and glass containers are prohibited on river; and floaters must use the designated take-out location on the river left in Ann Morrison Park. There’s more info online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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