Countdown to Bailey Fest!
2nd Annual Bailey Fest is Aug 13/14 this year!
T-minus 32 days and counting!
Last year was a great time, and this year I've got some improvements to make the weekend even more fun.
We will have a takeout party at the Bailey takeout on saturday starting around 2PMish with free beer and BBQ. Bailey takeout is at Pine Valley Ranch Park. I've secured overnight parking permits at pine valley ranch park for campers to avoid a Sunday AM shuttle.
New for this year is a riverside camping spot at a meadow on private land right along the north fork near Bailey. All boaters are welcome to camp there during the fest. I'm asking for a $10 per head camping donation to cover insurance and weed spraying work I did on the meadow. Saturday night campground party should be a good time as well. Got a few tricks up my sleeve for some campground party fun.
Bailey Fest is sponsored by American Whitewater, Jackson Kayaks, Confluence Kayaks, Whitewater Tube Company, and Oskar Blues Brewery.
Bailey Fest is a non-profit grassroots event celebrating whitewater recreation on the North Fork of the South Platte . Its the first event of its kind in Colorado centered around a coordinated release of water from Denver Water.
Whitewater runs in the area are:
-Bailey - Excellent class IV/V creeking on a colorado classic
-Foxton - Fun intermediate class III/IV run
-Waterton - Fun intermediate class III/IV run with a short hike
-Deckers - Class II/III beginner run
We had a great turnout last year, and its the boaters that show up that make the event a success. Hoping to see you all there!
Poster, maps, directions etc will be online shortly.