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
Weber River At Ogden
USGS 10137000
97 cfs 3.7 ft
Weber River At Gateway
USGS 10136500
70 cfs 11.6 ft
Surplus Canal @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10170500
190 cfs 9.6 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
1 cfs 4.0 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
1 cfs 1.0 ft
East Canyon Creek Ab East Cyn Res Nr Morgan
USGS 10133980
14 cfs 3.8 ft
Weber River Near Plain City
USGS 10141000
72 cfs 11.0 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
53 cfs 2.2 ft
Weber River At I-84 At Uintah
USGS 10136600
75 cfs 4.9 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
28 cfs 1.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
1" 0"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
1" 0"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
1" 0"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
1" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
1" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
1" 1"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
2" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
4" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 0" 65° 0.06"
Powder Mountain 0" 73° 0"
Snowbasin -1" 75° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Logan Town Run 52.5cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.53cfs 10.0 Mi III
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 52.9cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Rainbow Gardens 28.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 70.2cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Below Ogden Play Park 97.1cfs 3.0 Mi II
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 52.5cfs None Mi II+ to III
Riverdale Wave 0.53cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Morgan Waterfall 0.53cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Ogden Play Park 97.1cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Ogden Narrows 28.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Lower Ogden 28.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 52.5cfs None Mi IV+ to V-