October Hole

This feature was destroyed in the 2013 floods. The feature has been reborn in 2018.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Saint Vrain River are between a bare minimum of 80cfs and a high of 500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06724000, the St. Vrain Creek At Lyons Remember only watercraft are permitted at October Hole.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
October Hole
Class II to III
Lyons Whitewater Park
Class II to II+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C
USGS 06752280
3 cfs 0.8 ft
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
130 cfs 3.5 ft
Cherry Creek Near Franktown
USGS 06712000
1 cfs 2.3 ft
Cherry Creek Below Cherry Creek Lake
USGS 06713000
0 cfs 3.9 ft
North Fork Cache La Poudre R. At Livermore
USGS 06751490
2 cfs 6.7 ft
Colorado River Near Granby
USGS 09019500
56 cfs 1.4 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
7 cfs 5.3 ft
First Cr Bel Buckley Rd
USGS 06720460
3 cfs 1.9 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
15 cfs 4.2 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
7 cfs 0.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Black Mountain
1" 1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
1" 1"
Echo Lake
1" 0"
Crow Creek
1" 1"
Lake Irene
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Clear Creek RV Park 36 5,684 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort -1" 66° 0"
Echo Mountain Park 1" 61° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
NSV 17.4cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Filter Plant 2.85cfs None Mi II to III+
Idledale to Morrison 8.83cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower North Fork 76.7cfs 11.0 Mi III
Upper North Fork 66.2cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Narrows 76.7cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 26.6cfs None Mi V+
Main Section 7.98cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Boulder Canyon 13.7cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 74.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Filter Plant 2.85cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper Clear Creek 74.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Upper Narrows 76.7cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Golden Whitewater Park 2.85cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Upper South Boulder Creek 26.6cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 17.4cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 76.7cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
October Hole 17.4cfs None Mi II
Gnar Section 588.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Middle Narrows 76.7cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-