Barber Observation Point

6300 S Surprise Way

Barber Observation Point is a 2-acre special use area in Southeast Boise overlooking the Barber Pool Conservation Area (BPCA).

BOP.jpgThe BPCA is owned and managed by the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands.  Located approximately six miles east of downtown Boise on the Boise River, the BPCA contains one of the last intact black cottonwood stands in the rapidly urbanizing Boise Area. The BPCA is heavily utilized by over 200 species of wildlife, including bald eagles and mule deer. This makes the BPCA a place of tremendous significance to wildlife, conservationists, and the scientific community.

Interpretive signs will help visitors to the park learn about habitat diversity (1.8 MB) and watching from a distance (3.5 MB).  If you are having trouble viewing the PDFs, please read the sign text

Amenities & Details

Operating Hours

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Smoking Prohibition

Boise Smokefree Park SignSmoking is prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.

NOTE: E-cigarettes are not prohibited under the ordinances.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. Boise Valley Towing at (208) 389-9707.

Master Plan

A Master Plan is a concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and landscape features planned for a park site. It does not necessarily represent what amenities are currently in a park.