South Platte River

Species Weather Hydrology

The South Platte River in Colorado is a world-renowned fly fishing destination, attracting anglers from across the globe. The river is home to brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, as well as a variety of other fish species. The area offers a plethora of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Fishing tips include using small nymphs and dry flies and practicing catch and release to preserve the fish population. The best time to visit is during the summer months when temperatures average in the mid-70s.

May 19, 2024







Explore the Interactive Map

View recreational hotspots like fishing, camping, and parks, alongside climate-related data such as river levels, snowpack, and weather forecasts. Enjoy 3D mapping for an immersive experience, and switch to satellite view for a detailed look at your favorite spots. Simply click, explore, and discover nature like never before!

5-Day Weather Forecast

16-Day Weather Forecast

Nearby Streamgauges


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second

Popular Camping Destinations

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Southside - Lake Isabel 8 8,551 ft
Pinyon Flats - Sand Dunes National Monument 88 8,261 ft
Arkansas Point - Lake Pueblo State Park Numerous 4,939 ft
Ophir Creek 31 8,884 ft
St. Charles 15 8,636 ft
La Vista - Lake Isabel 29 8,592 ft
Davenport 12 8,482 ft
Greenhorn Meadows Park 26 5,938 ft
North Crestone Creek 13 8,474 ft
Alvarado 50 8,962 ft

Explore Nearby Places

Cache La Poudre Wilderness

Cache La Poudre Wilderness is a beautiful wilderness area located in the state of Colorado. The area is home to a diverse range of wildlife and offers incredible hiking opportunities. The wilderness area is located in the northern part of the state, with the Cache La Poudre River running through it. There are many good reasons to visit the Cache La Poudre Wilderness. Some of the main attractions include the stunning scenery, excellent hiking trails, and the chance to see wildlife in their natural habitat. The area is also home to some fascinating historical sites, including old mining towns and ...