|Runnable Min||200 cfs|
|Runnable Max||5000 cfs|
|Class||II+ to III+|
71° Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms
Buena Vista Whitewater Park is currently
with streamflow levels at 2990cfs,
runnable rate of 1000cfs.
These are very high river levels for this section of the Arkansas River, and even expert paddlers should use extreme caution.
Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 5000cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Buena Vista Whitewater Park are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Arkansas River Below Granite, Co.
This class II+ to III+ journey is accessible from
Access - Buena Vista Main Street
along the Arkansas River.
Paddlers should prepare for
some fun paddling
This park has 5 or so holes/waves. Found at the end of Main street in Buena Vista, CO. There are 2 main locations. The upper starts at the soccer field area adjacent to the Whipple Bridge which crosses the river. That is the Uptown Wave. The second access area is to the south and is accessable in the South Main Neighborhood. Both are public put ins and take outs. The park is fun at all levels. Anything 250 cfs plus makes it worth a trip to play in the park. Weather on the river today will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 4pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 71. west wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 10%.
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 4pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 71. west wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 10%.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between