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
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
40 cfs 1.4 ft
Provo River Near Charleston
USGS 10155500
157 cfs 3.4 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
0 cfs 0.9 ft
East Canyon Creek Bl I-80 Rest Stop Nr Park City
USGS 10133650
22 cfs 5.4 ft
Little Cottonwood Creek @ Jordan River Nr Slc
USGS 10168000
2 cfs 0.2 ft
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
405 cfs 9.4 ft
Weber River At Ogden
USGS 10137000
62 cfs 3.5 ft
Weber River At Gateway
USGS 10136500
50 cfs 11.2 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
6 cfs 4.1 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
4 cfs 0.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
28" 0"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
71" -1"
Little Bear
SNOTEL 582
24" 0"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
42" -1"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
35" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
23" 0"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
51.82" -1.21"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
37" 0"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
35" 0"
bern
SNOTEL BERI1
15.95" -0.56"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
32" 0"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
31" -1"
Tony Grove Rs
SNOTEL 1113
30" 0"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
51.82" -1.21"
Mining Fork
SNOTEL 631
28" -1"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
34" 0"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
53" -1"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
32" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
43" 1"
Bevans Cabin
SNOTEL 1214
12" 0"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
37" 0"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
38" 2"
Hardscrabble
SNOTEL 896
34" -1"
deer creek dam
SNOTEL DCC_MADIS
9" 1"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
40" 0"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
33" 0"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
42" 0"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
40" 0"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
43" -1"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
51" 0"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
39" 1"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
22" -1"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" -1"
Timpanogos Divide
SNOTEL 820
32" 0"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
32" -1"
Louis Meadow
SNOTEL 972
29" -1"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
37" -1"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
56" -1"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
47" 0"
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
23" 1"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
26" -2"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
25" 0"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
60" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbasin 32" 32° 1.07"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 60" 24° 0.47"
Powder Mountain 24" 29° 1.43"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Ogden Narrows 40.3cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.46cfs 10.0 Mi III
Rainbow Gardens 40.3cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Below Ogden Play Park 62.4cfs 3.0 Mi II
Scrambled Eggs Bend 49.7cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Logan Town Run 67.7cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Riverdale Wave 0.46cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 67.7cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Morgan Waterfall 0.46cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 40.6cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Lower Ogden 40.3cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Play Park 62.4cfs 0.06 Mi III-
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 67.7cfs None Mi II+ to III