Flat Water Paddling in Boise, ID
About Boise Flat Water Paddling
The Boise area is known for its whitewater paddling, but there are dozens of rivers and lakes where flat water paddling, including canoeing and kayaking, are good bets, too. Favorite destinations include the Lower Payette River from Horseshoe Bend to Montour and the Middle Fork of the Payette River from the Boise National Forest boundary to the town of Crouch. The North Fork of the Payette River from Cascade to the Cabarton Bridge is an excellent full-day flat water float. Paddlers also like the Montour stretch across Black Canyon Reservoir for moonlight adventures. The Boise River through town is the perfect river for an afternoon float whether in a canoe, raft, or tube.
The McCall area has two flat water floats: one on the North Fork of the Payette River above Payette Lake, and the other below the lake toward Lake Cascade. Bear Valley Creek, about 90 miles northeast of Boise, is an excellent float in June and July, offering mountain scenery and excellent camping.
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With 360 degree mountain views, this gorgeous lake is a favorite destination of city dwellers looking for a summer escape; pack your towel, paddleboard and hiking sandals for a great day or weekend away.
A mellow summer float to do with friends right through town when its blazing hot. Rent tubes, grab the convenient shuttle and go have some fun.
At the hub of in-city paddling, Quinn’s Pond offers calm waters for stand-up paddlers to practice their skills or take it to the next level with SUP yoga.
This beautiful, glittering lake set against a backdrop of mountains and lush forest is an ideal spot for paddleboarding, canoeing, swimming or sailing.
The 63-mile first leg of the Cycle Greater Yellowstone tour brings you through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country, highlighted by views of Upper and Lower Mesa Falls.
The second leg of this tour is always spectacular fun, but this year, you get a bonus. That's right, a solar eclipse to top off a fun rest day Driggs.
Full of climbs and descents, the 60-mile leg 4 will take you through Snake Pass and down into Snake River Valley.
Some of the best riding of the Greater Cycle Yellowstone tour is to be had on Day 5 as you ride along beautiful backroads and through the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.
After 350 miles, Cycle Greater Yellowstone comes to a conclusion at Yellowstone National Park. But who says just because the ride finished the fun needs to end?
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