Boise River Floating Season

A long-time Boise summer fun luvin tradition. Watch and we will let you know when the fun starts and when it is about to end.


Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Boise River flow will be increased to 2700 cfs. Normal flow rate for this time of year. Will we have a float season this year? Let's hope so!

Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Official float season is now over. Until next season!

Mon, Sep 02, 2019

Today is the last official day of the 2019 float season.

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

The last 'official' day of the 2019 float season is Labor Day (September 2nd). Be sure to get your float on before then!

Sun, Jul 07, 2019

Be careful when floating around near the Gene Harris Bandshell, Boise Fire and Boise Police have responded to multiple water rescues near the area as floaters get their rafts caught on brush,

Tue, Jul 02, 2019

2019 Floating Season is officially open! Check out Ada County Parks and Waterways for details -

Mon, Jul 01, 2019

Floating season is set to officially open tomorrow!

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Boise River is expected to hit just above 1,500 cfs today which will allow the debris pickup teams to go through and remove debris that can cause hazards for floaters. The river is expected to hit 1,200 cfs after this weekend which means we are getting VERY close to float season!

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Flows are set to be decreased Thursday and Friday. Flows will decrease to about 1,550 cfs by this weekend through Boise. The reservoirs are at about 97% capacity and inflows into the reservoirs have also been decreasing as of late. More information on when floating can begin on Boise River is expected in the next week or so.

Fri, May 24, 2019

Boise River flow is being reduced to 3300 cubic feet per second today. This still too quick (and too cold burrr) for floating so please be safe if you are around the Boise River this Memorial Weekend!

Thu, May 16, 2019

Army Corp of Engineers is reducing Boise River flow through Boise by 500 cubic feet per second today. A great sign for upcoming floating season!

Fri, May 10, 2019

The Boise Fire Department’s water craft used for river rescues and to clear debris prior to and during float seasons have been damaged. The city may look to contracting out debris removal.

Thu, May 02, 2019

Boise River floating season 2019 is fast approaching. Floating season typically begins in June.