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
Blacksmith Fork Ab U.P.&L. Co
USGS 10113500
64 cfs 3.5 ft
Provo River At River Road Bridge
USGS 10155200
172 cfs 0.9 ft
Red Butte Creek At Fort Douglas
USGS 10172200
2 cfs 0.4 ft
Lost Creek Near Croyden
USGS 10132500
32 cfs 1.5 ft
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
532 cfs 9.6 ft
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
65 cfs 3.6 ft
Bear River Near Corinne
USGS 10126000
173 cfs 2.5 ft
Little Cottonwood Creek @ Jordan River Nr Slc
USGS 10168000
120 cfs 1.7 ft
American Fk Ab Upper Powerplant Nr American Fk
USGS 10164500
58 cfs 6.4 ft
Surplus Canal @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10170500
250 cfs 5.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
3" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Cherry Peak 64" 67° 0"
Snowbasin 0" 80° 0"
Powder Mountain -1" 77° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Logan Town Run 127.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Riverdale Wave 0.77cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 308.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 92.3cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Rainbow Gardens 153.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 202.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Ogden Narrows 153.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 127.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Ogden Play Park 324.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.77cfs 10.0 Mi III
Below Ogden Play Park 158.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Lower Ogden 153.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+