Whitewater rafting in Idaho: we believe we have the greatest whitewater on the planet and we are ready to show it off to anyone who seeks it. Idaho is the whitewater state.
Floating rivers in Idaho starts in the capital city of Boise, where thousands frequently spend a few hours enjoying a peaceful float on the Boise River. The Boise River flows from the Lucky Peak Dam, located just minutes from downtown Boise, down past a golf course, some beautiful homes, and right through the Boise State University Campus. While most use inner tubes, it is a gateway experience for the many rivers in the immediate area.
The Boise River is fed by several branches, including the Middle Fork Boise and the South Fork Boise rivers. Both are colder water rivers offering better fishing than rafting, but it is a rare summer day that a raft or two don’t float along these remote sections of the Boise River.
The Payette River is less than an hour from Boise, and is the most frequently rafted river due to the many half-day and single-day floats it offers. The North Fork Payette and South Fork Payette are generally reserved for those with more rafting experience, while the Main Payette is a fun class II-III section offering great whitewater for the less experienced boaters.
Trust our team to provide an entire whitewater experience—from that thrilling push of the boat into the pristine flowing Payette river, to the heart-racing whitewater rapids, to the delicious riverside BBQ—Bear Valley River Company is your best choice!