Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 46%
the seasonal average of 1,344 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be a slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 9am. partly sunny, with a high near 71. west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
whitewater paddling location
along the Arkansas River,
is best paddled when discharge levels are
between 300 cfs to 1500 cfs
Salida Whitewater Park
Salida is home to one of the best kayak surf and rodeo parks in the country. It is also home to the oldest whitewater festival in the United States. See the external resources section below for the link to FIBARK.
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 1,500cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Salida Whitewater Park.
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