Staircase Section - 2nd Dam To 1st Dam


This is the most difficult runnable stretch of the Logan river.  You should be an advanced paddler to run this.  Scout for wood from the road as there are few eddies while on the river.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Logan River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10109000, the Logan River Above State Dam Remember only watercraft are permitted at Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Weber River At Ogden
USGS 10137000
164 cfs 3.9 ft
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
9 cfs 3.1 ft
Ogden River Nr Gibson Avenue At Ogden
USGS 10140700
42 cfs 5.3 ft
Bear River Near Corinne
USGS 10126000
94 cfs 2.0 ft
East Canyon Creek Ab East Cyn Res Nr Morgan
USGS 10133980
20 cfs 3.9 ft
Marsh Creek Nr Mccammon Id
USGS 13075000
31 cfs 2.4 ft
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
773 cfs 10.2 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
55 cfs 2.3 ft
Blacksmith Fork Ab U.P.&L. Co
USGS 10113500
52 cfs 3.4 ft
Portneuf River At Topaz Id
USGS 13073000
133 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
1" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
1" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
1" 0"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Smithfield 6 5,566 ft
Tony Grove Lake 41 8,111 ft
High Creek 2 5,521 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Beaver Mountain Ski Area 0" 78° 0"
Powder Mountain 0" 86° 0"
Cherry Peak 0" 73° 0"
Snowbasin 0" 87° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Round Valley 164.0cfs 5.5 Mi II
Riverdale Wave 164.0cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Ogden Narrows 49.4cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 55.3cfs None Mi II+ to III
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 55.3cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 164.0cfs 10.0 Mi III
Below Ogden Play Park 164.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Scrambled Eggs Bend 270.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Lower Ogden 49.4cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Rainbow Gardens 49.4cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 55.3cfs None Mi III+ to IV
Logan Town Run 55.3cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Ogden Play Park 164.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-