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
Clear Creek At Golden
USGS 06719505
69 cfs 3.8 ft
South Platte River Above Cheesman Lake
USGS 06700000
107 cfs 5.1 ft
North Clear Creek Above Mouth Nr Blackhawk
USGS 06718550
2 cfs 3.8 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
38 cfs 2.7 ft
St. Vrain Creek At Mouth
USGS 06731000
176 cfs 1.9 ft
Fountain Creek Near Colorado Springs
USGS 07103700
14 cfs 3.3 ft
Harvard Gulch At Colorado Blvd.
USGS 06711570
0 cfs 9.5 ft
South Platte River Near Lake George
USGS 06696000
128 cfs 1.2 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
7 cfs 0.7 ft
Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C
USGS 06752280
16 cfs 1.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
10" 0"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
2" -2"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
2" 3"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
1" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
4" 3"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Idledale to Morrison 20.5cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Boulder Canyon 31.1cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Golden Whitewater Park 15.9cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 68.6cfs None Mi III- to III+
October Hole 55.4cfs None Mi II