Below Ogden Play Park


This is a mellow class II float that begins at the Ogden Kayak Park and continues down under several bridges to the confluence of the Ogden and the Weber Rivers at about 21st street. It could be a good run for a beginner at lower flows, but usually it is run only if you're looking for that lost playboat. At the confluence there can be a distinct difference in the water colors of the Ogden and Weber with squirelly eddy lines and whirlpools. The river turns sharply to the West and continues at a slow pace to a very large diversion structure at 17th Street and 1200 W. Portage river right. Follow the river to the North West a short ways until you reach a river wide low head dam right after the bridge at 1900 West. Portage on either side of the river. The river gets tamer the farther you go, eventually becoming Class I. Below about 2500 West the river becomes a stagnant lake during the summer and fall because a dam is put up around 4600 W. that backs up water for miles.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Weber River are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10137000, the Weber River At Ogden Remember only watercraft are permitted at Below Ogden Play Park.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Lost Creek Near Croyden
USGS 10132500
6 cfs 1.1 ft
Surplus Canal @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10170500
117 cfs 9.4 ft
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
11 cfs 3.1 ft
Little Cottonwood Creek @ Jordan River Nr Slc
USGS 10168000
2 cfs 0.2 ft
Ogden River Bl Pineview Res Near Huntsville
USGS 10140100
12 cfs 1.4 ft
Bear River Near Corinne
USGS 10126000
593 cfs 4.2 ft
East Canyon Creek Ab East Cyn Res Nr Morgan
USGS 10133980
33 cfs 4.1 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
6 cfs 4.1 ft
Weber River Near Plain City
USGS 10141000
63 cfs 10.3 ft
Blacksmith Fork Ab U.P.&L. Co
USGS 10113500
53 cfs 3.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
56" -1"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
26" -2"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
32" 0"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
40" 0"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
42" -1"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
47" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
23" 0"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
32" 0"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
71" -1"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
53" -1"
Louis Meadow
SNOTEL 972
29" -1"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
42" 0"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" -1"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
60" 0"
Bevans Cabin
SNOTEL 1214
12" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
43" 1"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
38" 2"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
25" 0"
Mining Fork
SNOTEL 631
28" -1"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
33" 0"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
32" -1"
Timpanogos Divide
SNOTEL 820
32" 0"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
40" 0"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
43" -1"
Hardscrabble
SNOTEL 896
34" -1"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
37" 0"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
37" -1"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
35" 0"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
31" -1"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
34" 0"
Tony Grove Rs
SNOTEL 1113
30" 0"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
35" 0"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
39" 1"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
51.82" -1.21"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
37" 0"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
51.82" -1.21"
deer creek dam
SNOTEL DCC_MADIS
9" 1"
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
23" 1"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
22" -1"
Little Bear
SNOTEL 582
24" 0"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
51" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Powder Mountain 24" 29° 1.43"
Cherry Peak 71" 25° 2.2"
Snowbasin 32" 32° 1.07"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 40.6cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Logan Town Run 67.7cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Below Ogden Play Park 62.4cfs 3.0 Mi II
Lower Ogden 40.3cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Narrows 40.3cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 67.7cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Ogden Play Park 62.4cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.46cfs 10.0 Mi III
Riverdale Wave 0.46cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 49.7cfs 4.0 Mi IV
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 67.7cfs None Mi II+ to III
Rainbow Gardens 40.3cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-