Warm weather is right around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited. Boise's premiere paddlesports shop, Alpenglow Mountainsport, is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to start planning their spring and summer activities before recreation shops sell out. They're anticipating yet another busy season. If you're new to paddlesports and are wondering how to start and where to go, Totally Boise recommends these five watersport adventures made even better with Alpenglow gear!
1. Paddleboard Redfish Lake
Located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area just south of Stanley, Redfish Lake is five miles long, leaving room for a variety of water activities like paddleboarding!
Distance from Boise: 2 hours
2. Fish Lucky Peak
A Boise River reservoir, Lucky Peak is over four miles and is a local favorite in the spring and summer. Grab a kayak from Alpenglow and head out in the early hours to find the perfect fishing spot. Enjoy catching your limit of Kokanee, Rainbow Trout, and Smallmouth Bass.
Distance from Boise: 20 minutes
3. Whitewater raft the Payette River
The Payette River is known as one of America's first wild and scenic rivers. At 82.7 miles long, there are various stage rapids for you and your friends or family to tackle.
Distance from Boise: About 1 Hour
4. Float the Boise River
Floating leisurely down the Boise River at midday is on everyone's summer bucket list. Starting at Barber Park, you'll travel through Boise while ending at Ann Morrison. This float takes about 2 hours.
Distance from Downtown Boise: 15 minutes
5. Kayak Cascade Lake & Explore
Take a kayak out to explore Cascade Lake. A short drive from Boise, Cascade Lake has tons of beaches to pull ashore and explore.
Distance from Boise: 2 hours
Other destinations to take your Alpenglow gear:
Black Rock Canyon, Discovery Park, Hagerman on the Snake River, Eagle Island State Park
Alpenglow Watersport Rental Prices:
Alpenglow has the Lunch Break (3-hours), Weekend Pass, Summer Vacation, and other rental rates for all of their water equipment. If you know you will be spending more time outside this upcoming season, consider investing in some equipment.
Being a paddlesport retail shop, Alpenglow sells paddleboards, kayaks, rafts, and other essential outdoor gear, such as personal floatation devices.
* Personal floatation devices are provided with every rental.
PSA: According to Idaho State Law, personal floatation devices are required when engaging in watersport activities.
Idaho Outdoor Etiquette
In order to continuously enjoy all Idaho has to offer, it's essential to keep our lakes, national parks, and trails clean. Here are some helpful tips to remember on your next adventure.
- Bring a trash bag — you never know when you may need one.
- Leave the area cleaner than how you left. This mentality preserves our Idaho lands longer.
- Be respectful of other travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who may also be enjoying the area.
Alpenglow is eager for watersport season. Their staff is knowledgeable and can help anyone with their paddlesports needs. Explore any of Idaho's famous lakes and rivers this spring while using Alpenglow's quality watersports gear.
Reserve your rentals today!
Address: 2314 N Bogus Basin Rd, Boise, ID 83702
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