The Boise River Float season kicks off tomorrow, June 22, with the operation of shuttles from Ann Morrison Park, and raft and tube rentals at Barber Park. The air stations will also be open for those who bring their own.
This is one of two areas you can haul your rafts, tubes and air mattresses out of the water at Ann Morrison Park. Paddles are helpful to avoid branches, trees, rocks and bridge supports along the way - and guide your raft to portage. You do not want to float any farther than Ann Morrison. Big trouble ahead because of a small dam.
If you rent a raft, no need to deflate it. The rental company will haul it back to Barber Park. Shuttle buses also run to take you back to Barber Park.
You will see bridge-jumpers along the way. They are not supposed to jump near your raft, or on your raft or tube. A woman was hurt last year when that happened. Otherwise, jumpers are advised to make decisions "at their own risk."
Other rules: Life vests for those 14 and under, and no alcohol while in the water.