Park and Play Boating
Lyons PlayparkLocation: The whitewater park is located
in Meadow Park.
Saint Vrain River, Lyons Colorado
From Boulder take Hwy. 36 north to Lyons. Turn left on Hwy. 66, go through
Lyons. Take a left on Hwy. 7 on the West side of Lyons, then a right into
Meadow Park. The Sandstone rock pictured to the left is the park entrance.
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 Lyons is new as of 2003. There are bathrooms, a ballfield, horseshoes
and boating. The Saint Vrain River is a small front range river. The drop
structures are spread out more than other local playparks leaving nice big
pools and eddies. This playpark is easier than Boulder Creek and the Golden
Playpark making it a better choice for the novice boater. The drops are
at different angles/slopes lending to a variety of water features and waves.
Currently there are not any gates set up. With all the trees around this
course, temporary gates will not be a problem. The best rodeo hole is 1/2
mile below the actual playpark. It is just downstream of a foot bridge and
is pictured to the left.
Please mouse over this picture. This dropstructure is just
east of town and can be a take-out for the Playpark. It is about 1/2 mile
below the park.
Meadow Park is where the main playpark resides.
Length of Course: 1/2
Difficulty: Class II+ III at 200-500 CFS
High Water Flows: May-July
Flow: below 100cfs: low
100 - 200cfs: good
Runnable as low as 60 cfs.
Water Flow please see Colorado
Rivers and Creeks flow page.
Parking: Parking is a $5.00 fee per vehicle per day.
There is camping just past the playpark.
Click here to download our pdf map to the Lyons
Playpark. You can see a map
online here as well.
If needed, download Adobe