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- Floating the Boise River
If the calendar hadn't brought an end to Boise River float season, the weather would have.
Ada County officials are preparing to shut down the official floating season, as all rafting services in Barber Park will be shuttered for another year at the end of business today—raft and tube rentals will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and the Barber Park shuttle service will operate noon-9 p.m.
A 20-degree temperature drop in the Treasure Valley over the past few days is a big contrast from late June when Ada County opened the float season. By the end of business Saturday, the Boise River float season will have logged 66-days. For those hoping to get one more float in for the season, plan for cooler weather, remember alcohol on the Boise River is prohibited and, as always, wear proper footwear and a well-fitting personal flotation device (a life vest)—children under the age of 14 are required by Idaho law to wear an approved PFD.