According to the Float the Boise River Facebook page, operated by Ada County Parks & Waterways, float season will open Tuesday, July 2. The opening was also announced on the Boise River Raft & Tube website.
Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which controls water flows out of Lucky Peak Dam, announced that it was lowering flows to around 1,500 cubic feet per second — ideal floating flows. The Boise Fire Department began collecting debris from the river at the end of the week.
Traditionally, float season starts around June 21. Wet spring weather slightly delayed this year’s opening. The latest opening date on record was in 2017, when the season started on July 29 after historic winter snowfall.
Check out the Ada County Parks & Waterways floater info guide for more information on floating rules and frequently asked questions.
The final float day of the season is Labor Day, Sept. 2.