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
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
126 cfs 1.9 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Woodmen Rd Nr Colo Springs
USGS 07103980
2 cfs 0.5 ft
Jimmy Camp Creek At Fountain
USGS 07105900
1 cfs 3.6 ft
Cherry Creek At Denver
USGS 06713500
28 cfs 3.5 ft
Big Thompson River At Loveland
USGS 06741510
220 cfs 2.3 ft
Harvard Gulch At Colorado Blvd.
USGS 06711570
0 cfs 9.4 ft
Big Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06720820
25 cfs 2.0 ft
Williams Canyon Abv Mouth Near Manitou Springs
USGS 07103100
0 cfs 3.6 ft
First Cr Ab 96Th Ave
USGS 06720480
1 cfs ft
Fountain Creek At Cascade
USGS 07100300
3 cfs 3.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Boulder Canyon 87.8cfs None Mi IV- to V-
October Hole 342.0cfs None Mi II
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 483.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Idledale to Morrison 51.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Golden Whitewater Park 268.0cfs 0.75 Mi II+