Connects: Roaring Fork River River, Fisherman’s Park
Basalt, CO – Whitewater Park
The Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park, also known as the Basalt Whitewater Park, is a stretch on the Roaring Fork River where two features create a wave effect for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders. This is a whitewater park in Basalt, CO.
News about the Whitewater Park in Basalt can be found at:
Aspen Public Radio (May 21, 2018) – PitCo, Basalt to consider whitewater park streamside projects
The Aspen Times (April 9, 2017) – Just add water: Basalt whitewater park features completed
The Aspen Times (September 13, 2016) – Pitkin County launches work on long-awaited whitewater park in Basalt
The Aspen Times (January 27, 2016) – Basalt teams with Pitkin County to pursue whitewater park
More information about the Basalt Whitewater Park can be found at:
Pitkin County Healthy Rivers
Vimeo – Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park
Please be advised that whitewater recreational activities are inherently dangerous. If you are unfamiliar with this section of the Roaring Fork River please scout it first!
At flows of 2,000 CFS or above these wave features are rated Class III.
Enjoy the park!
CORRECTION: The name of this park is “Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park” – NOT Basalt Whitewater Park. The park was constructed by Pitkin County Healthy Rivers in order to secure a massive RICD water right that protects the seasonal peak flows of the Upper Roaring Fork River from future diversion projects. Colorado Water Court decreed that water right absolute in the fall of 2020 with seniority dating back to 2010. A RICD water right keeps water in the river for recreational use instead of diverting it out for consumptive use. In order to maintain the RICD, the community must… Read more »
Thank you. We have corrected the name.
probably the worst park in the state, even at high water in a high water year, there is barely a surf-able wave