Check-in Day - Boise

Check in Day Saturday, July 13thBoise

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Boise River RaftingBASICS:

Date: Saturday, July 13th
Elevation: 2,730 ft
Population: 250,420
Avg High Temperature in July: 89°F
Avg Low Temperature in July: 60°F
Avg Rainfall July: 0.39 inches


Nestled in the Southwest region of Idaho, Boise stands as a growing yet friendly, dynamic urban hub. Serving as the capital of the State and the headquarters for many companies and organizations including Ride Idaho, the City of Trees boasts a unique identity as a place where people can work, play, relax, explore, and enjoy, while also taking in the scenery of foothills, rivers, lakes, and mountains.


Boise DepotAccording to oral history, French-Canadian fur trappers, after crossing many miles of hot desert, named Boise the “City of Trees” or “Les Bois” in French after they stumbled upon the trees surrounding what is now the Boise River. Boise was established as a city in 1864 and served as a service center for gold and silver miners in the nearby mountains and foothills.


One of the landmarks you will see at camp and on your ride out of Boise is the Lucky Peak Dam. The dam was constructed in 1949 as the last part of an Army Corps of Engineer Project designed to generate hydropower and streamline irrigation from the Boise River. Arrowrock Dam and Anderson Ranch Dam were the two other dams built as part of the project. Before the dams were constructed, logs would be run down the Boise River from Idaho City to various sawmills in the Treasure valley. We are excited for this little piece of history to serve as the backdrop for our camp.


Discovery Park

Discovery State Park will be our packet pick pick-up and overnight camping location for Saturday, July 13th. Apart of Lucky Peak State Park, Discovery Park is situated on the Boise River and serves as a recreation destination for visitors who are looking to paddle board, picnic, fish, kayak, and enjoy the scenery. Only 8 miles southeast of Boise, Discovery Park is an ideal location for our first night!


We highly encourage riders to arrive a day or two early in order to take advantage of everything Boise has to offer. We included a list of points of interests, activities, and a map so you can find your way around and enjoy the city, but check back with us in the coming months because we might be posting organized events and activities.


One of the main attractions of Boise is the greenbelt, a 25-mile long walking and biking path that takes you along the Boise River, from the far east side of the city to the west side. Along the entire path you will experience beautiful scenery along with many places to stop and enjoy! Listed below, along with a map and guide, are a few museums, historical landmarks, and places to visit that you can access easily from the greenbelt:
Idaho Botanical GardensBoise Whitewater Park
The Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Boise Art Museum
Idaho State Museum
Idaho Black History Museum
Julia Davis Park/Rose Garden
Zoo Boise
MK Nature Center
Boise State University/Blue Turf


Along with many exciting shops and restaurants, downtown Boise boasts historical blocks and buildings, community events and spaces, and many local businesses: Map of Downtown Boise
Basque Block/Museum & Cultural Center
Capitol City Farmer’s Market
Boise Farmers Market


Just down the road from camp are two popular attractions in Boise:
Idaho State Penitentiary -
Idaho Botanical Gardens -



Raft Boise River -
Bogus Basin Recreation Area -
Hike Table Rock



Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Boise
222 Broadway Ave
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-2700

Ride Idaho is being offered a complimentary rate of $119 per night for the weekends of July 11-13 and July 20-21. Reservations are based on availability.


There are numerous hotel options in downtown Boise and the surrounding areas.
We have included a link for a list of downtown Boise hotels:

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