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
East Canyon Creek Near Jeremy Ranch
USGS 10133800
15 cfs 4.7 ft
Little Cottonwood Creek @ Jordan River Nr Slc
USGS 10168000
61 cfs 1.1 ft
Mcleod Creek Near Park City
USGS 10133600
8 cfs 6.2 ft
Provo River At River Road Bridge
USGS 10155200
172 cfs 0.9 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
11 cfs 0.6 ft
Jordan River @ 1700 South @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10171000
143 cfs 3.4 ft
Goggin Drain Near Magna Utah
USGS 10172630
88 cfs 9.3 ft
Lost Creek Near Croyden
USGS 10132500
37 cfs 1.6 ft
Ogden River Nr Gibson Avenue At Ogden
USGS 10140700
84 cfs 6.1 ft
Little Bear River At Paradise
USGS 10105900
10 cfs 5.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
atwater study plot
8" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Powder Mountain -1" 83° 0"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 66" 73° 0"
Snowbasin 0" 84° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Rainbow Gardens 153.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.77cfs 10.0 Mi III
Logan Town Run 127.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Ogden Narrows 153.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Riverdale Wave 0.77cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Morgan Waterfall 0.77cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 127.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 92.3cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Below Ogden Play Park 239.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Scrambled Eggs Bend 308.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 144.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Ogden Play Park 324.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Lower Ogden 153.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+