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
Provo River Near Charleston
USGS 10155500
157 cfs 3.4 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
109 cfs 2.5 ft
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
24 cfs 3.3 ft
South Willow Creek Near Grantsville
USGS 10172800
5 cfs 1.5 ft
Daniels Creek At Charleston
USGS 10157500
3 cfs 4.2 ft
Mcleod Creek Near Park City
USGS 10133600
13 cfs 6.4 ft
Ogden River Bl Pineview Res Near Huntsville
USGS 10140100
14 cfs 1.5 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
37 cfs 1.4 ft
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
489 cfs 9.6 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
24" 1"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
29" -4"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
39" 2"
bern
SNOTEL BERI1
2.78" -0.39"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
46" 0"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
78" 3"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
66" 5"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
34" -2"
Timpanogos Divide
SNOTEL 820
24" 0"
deer creek dam
SNOTEL DCC_MADIS
2" 1.06"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
42" -2"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
27" -4"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
70" 0"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
155" 93.68"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
56" 1"
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
5" 2"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
74" 6"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
5" 0"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
41" 0"
Mining Fork
SNOTEL 631
30" 1"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
26" 0"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
53" -1"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
30" -2"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
9" -2"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
50" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
44" 0"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
36" 0"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
65" 1"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
19" -5"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
38" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 78" 35° 1.14"
Powder Mountain 0" 45° 0.32"
Snowbasin 9" 48° 0.13"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 67.1cfs 10.0 Mi III
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 41.8cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Rainbow Gardens 43.8cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 125.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Morgan Waterfall 67.1cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Scrambled Eggs Bend 124.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Logan Town Run 109.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 109.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Lower Ogden 36.8cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Narrows 43.8cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Riverdale Wave 67.1cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Ogden Play Park 203.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Below Ogden Play Park 147.0cfs 3.0 Mi II