Filter Plant


Filter Plant is THE beginner run in Northern Colorado.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of 350cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06752280, the Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C Remember only watercraft are permitted at Filter Plant.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Mad Dog
Class II to III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
101 cfs 4.0 ft
Cache La Poudre River At Fort Collins
USGS 06752260
25 cfs 0.8 ft
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
3 cfs 0.3 ft
Leavenworth Creek @ Mouth Nr Georgetown
USGS 06714800
2 cfs 3.5 ft
North Clear Creek Above Mouth Nr Blackhawk
USGS 06718550
2 cfs 3.8 ft
Crow Creek At 19Th Street
USGS 06755960
3 cfs 1.6 ft
Moffat Water Tunnel At East Portal
USGS 09022500
15 cfs 0.4 ft
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
4 cfs 0.3 ft
South Platte River At Fort Lupton
USGS 06721000
310 cfs 3.5 ft
Colorado River Bl Shadow Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09015000
48 cfs 1.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
1" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
15" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
16" 0"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
6" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
6" 1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
5" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
8" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
14" 0"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
6" 0"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
18" 1"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
16" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
18" 0"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
1" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
8" 1"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
15" 0"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
2" 0"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
9" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
4" 1"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
14" -1"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
4" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Curt Gowdy State Park None 7,593 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 22.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Gnar Section 237.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 60.3cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.1cfs None Mi II to III+
NSV 22.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 46.7cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Main Section 69.4cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
October Hole 22.0cfs None Mi II
Middle Narrows 60.3cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Filter Plant 3.1cfs None Mi II to III+
Lower North Fork 60.3cfs 11.0 Mi III
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Upper Narrows 60.3cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper North Fork 0.04cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Narrows 60.3cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+