Park and Play Boating
Golden PlayparkLocation:The whitewater park is located on 10th street
in Golden ¼ mile west of Washington ave.
Clear Creek in Golden
From Boulder take hwy 93 south to Golden. Turn left on Washington St. then
right on 10th Street. There is a big parking lot on the left past all the
baseball fields. Park there. Please see our map. Our map is downloadable
in pdf format and we have a map that can be loaded onto a Garmin GPS.
Description: The whitewater park
in Golden, only 20 minutes from Denver and Boulder, is Colorado's quintessential
park n' play land. The park has about a dozen different whitewater features
making it great for all ability levels. The first rapid is a smooth glassy
wave that is ideal for learning how to surf. The park has many eddies making
it a great place for beginners to hone their eddy hopping skills. A slalom
course has also been setup for events and training. The rodeo hole is in
front of the bleachers and is best run far right. There are service eddies
on both sides of the hole. The surfer's left eddy has the easiest access.
The hole is frothy and good for cartwheels and flat spins. The hole is deepest
to surfer's right or downstream left side.
Eric Bader Golden
Length of Course: 1/4
Difficulty: Class II+ III at 200-500 CFS
Class III above 500 CFS
High Water Flows: May-July
Flow: below 300cfs: low
300 - 500cfs: good
Runnable as low as 60 cfs.
Call Watertalk @ 831-7135, Division 1, Station 22 for current river
levels or see our online river flows or click
on USGS Golden
There is camping just past the playpark. It is a fee RV area. Clear Creek RV Park (303) 278-1437.
Click here to download our pdf map to the Golden
Playpark. You can see a map
online here as well.
If needed, download Adobe