Beaver Wave

Beavers is a fun small wave to hit when RRP is just missing the enough water flows. Most people are surfing Beavers with a longboard or something with a good amount of volume. The wave comes in best at about 120cfs but can be surfed much lower than that. Unfortunately the wave blows out when it gets to 400cfs but you will likely be at RRP surfing if the flow is that high.


Suggestions

NOTE, the 2021 and likely 2022 surf seasons access to Beaver's is via wading into the river and paddling up from the fence line to the river to the wave just up from the parking lot.... Please do not use the bike path, it is closed for emergency construction repairs to the failed retaining wall on the bike path (does not impact the river). Also, beware of dangerous rocks behind the wave, and new rock directly under the wave on surfers left. For more info on Beavers Wave check http://endlesswaves.net/waves/beaver-wave/

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Access to Beaver's is via wading into the river and paddling up from the fence line to the river to the wave.... Do not use the bike path, it is closed for emergency construction repairs to the failed retaining wall on the bike path (does not impact the river).... So be cool and do not use the bike path at all, to protect our river entry point and rights to surf the wave!!!

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Fun low flow session at 75cfs and 39 degrees water temp. (surfer- Casey Cupp styling it on his 7 foot longboard)

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bear Creek Near Colorado Springs
USGS 07105000
0 cfs 7.6 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
0 cfs 7.4 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
289 cfs 3.9 ft
St. Vrain Creek At Lyons
USGS 06724000
342 cfs 4.1 ft
South St. Vrain Creek Near Ward
USGS 06722500
87 cfs 2.5 ft
Cherry Creek Below Cherry Creek Lake
USGS 06713000
6 cfs 4.2 ft
Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C
USGS 06752280
88 cfs 2.0 ft
South Platte River Below Union Ave
USGS 06710247
123 cfs 11.6 ft
Cherry Creek At Denver
USGS 06713500
10 cfs 3.3 ft
Cottonwood Ck At Union Blvd
USGS 07103987
2 cfs 11.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+