The Boise River is a popular site for summer floating by inner tube, raft, kayak and canoe. Barber Park is the starting point for 100,000 summer river rafters. The park offers picnic areas, parking, natural areas and concessions. Wildlife observation points are located in the natural areas. The best time of day for wildlife viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon hours. Beaver, gray fox and muskrat are also present but rarely spotted. There is also Greenbelt biking available.
Southwestern Idaho, along the Boise River, east end of Boise
From interstate 84, take the Broadway exit (Boise), continue on Broadway to Boise Ave. Turn right on Boise Ave to its end at Eckert Road. Left on Eckert Rd, first left turn from Eckert Rd into park.