Ogden Play Park


The Ogden Kayak Park offers an urban park-n-play experience just outside of downtown Ogden. The park offers good fun from about 150 cfs up to 1000 cfs. The park was built in the year 2000 at the urging and with the help of local kayakers. It was the first professionally designed play-park in Utah and really drew attention to the area as a kayaking destination. Two years later, in 2002, more rock was brought in, and the bottom two holes were moved, and a the old dam that formed the second hole was demolished, leaving a large pool with amphitheatre style banks. Most of the time boaters will play at the first hole then float through the bottom two when it is time to get out. There is a bike trail on river left and a bridge just upstream of the first hole that provides a good vantage point for onlookers. Fifty yards upstream of the park is a low-head dam or wier that can provide a good popup if one of the gates is open. During late summer and low water years the park is less a destination for kayakers and more a local hangout and swimming hole. During medium flows it is offers a great place for beginning and intermediate boaters to get in some friendly hole surfing. And in high water it consists of three fairly intimidating wide holes that can take a little work to get out of.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Weber River are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10137000, the Weber River At Ogden Remember only watercraft are permitted at Ogden Play Park.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
9 cfs 3.1 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
4 cfs 0.5 ft
Little Cottonwood Creek @ Jordan River Nr Slc
USGS 10168000
2 cfs 0.2 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
6 cfs 4.1 ft
East Canyon Creek Near Jeremy Ranch
USGS 10133800
20 cfs 4.8 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
40 cfs 1.4 ft
South Willow Creek Near Grantsville
USGS 10172800
2 cfs 1.3 ft
Weber River Near Coalville
USGS 10130500
53 cfs 1.8 ft
Blacksmith Fork Ab U.P.&L. Co
USGS 10113500
51 cfs 3.3 ft
Little Bear River At Paradise
USGS 10105900
31 cfs 5.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
57" 7"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
37" 0"
Bevans Cabin
SNOTEL 1214
12" 1"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
34" -1"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
25" 0"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
35" 0"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
34" -2"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
72" 1"
Tony Grove Rs
SNOTEL 1113
30" 1"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
53.03" 0.8"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
32" 4"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
47" -2"
bern
SNOTEL BERI1
16.51" 0.1"
Timpanogos Divide
SNOTEL 820
32" -1"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
23" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
42" 0"
grantsville 2w
SNOTEL GNTU1
0.87" 0.56"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
33" 1"
Hardscrabble
SNOTEL 896
35" 2"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
57" 1"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
54" 1"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
23" 1"
Little Bear
SNOTEL 582
24" 2"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
41" 1"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
36" 0"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
60" 1"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
43" 1"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
40" 2"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
38" 0"
Louis Meadow
SNOTEL 972
30" 3"
alpine
SNOTEL AMFU1
0.53" 0"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
32" 2"
deer creek dam
SNOTEL DCC_MADIS
8" 0"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
28" 0"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
37" -1"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
40" 0"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
32" 1"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
44" 3"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
53.03" 0.8"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
33" 0"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
42" 2"
Mining Fork
SNOTEL 631
29" 2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Powder Mountain 24" 29° 0"
Snowbasin 33" 31° 0"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 60" 27° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Rainbow Gardens 40.3cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 67.7cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Ogden Play Park 71.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.46cfs 10.0 Mi III
Below Ogden Play Park 71.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Scrambled Eggs Bend 49.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 67.7cfs None Mi II+ to III
Lower Ogden 40.3cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Narrows 40.3cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Morgan Waterfall 0.46cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Logan Town Run 67.7cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 39.4cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Riverdale Wave 0.46cfs 0.18 Mi III-