Who's ready to get their float on?

Summers are almost always spent near or in some sort of water. As a kid we were always at the pool, swimming in the creek by our house, or setting up the sprinkler underneath the trampoline to "help" dad water the lawn. The easiest way to have fun and stay cool during these hot months is with water.

For many that means floating the river.

If you have never floated a river before, it's pretty fun and relaxing. All you need to do is grab an innertube, some good friends and pack up a cooler. Oh, and don't forget the sunscreen. Nothing puts a damper on the who river floating experience than a burnt-to-a-crisp bod. I also recommend you wear some good water shoes.

Once you get to the river, just tie everyone's innertube to one another and use an extra tube for your cooler. And don't forget to bring a trash bag for empty cans and whatnot. #LeaveNoTrace. Then just get in the water, get everyone on their tubes and float on.

I feel more relaxed just thinking about it.

Recently, Only in Your State compiled a list of the six best places to go tubing in Idaho. One of them actually flows right through Boise so we won't have to go too far for that one. However, it may be worth adding the others to your list.

Here's what they chose:

1. Coeur d'Alene River
2. The Warm Slough in Rexburg
3. Portneuf River in Lava Hot Springs
4. Boise River
5. Middle Fork of the Salmon River
6. Priest River

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