Grand County has led the effort to build the Gore Canyon Whitewater Park which includes securing the water rights. Construction is scheduled for late 2014 pending a couple more steps in the process. Look for a grand opening of some sort in Spring 2015.
The funding is coming from several sources including Grand County which has committed approximately $600,000 to the project to get to this point. (Engineering, permitting, legal fees, water court process, etc.) Eagle County donated $340,000 to help built the Whitewater Park and members of the Colorado Basin Roundtable awarded $100,000. A grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board for $400,000 and a grant from Department of Local Affairs for $200,000 are also helping to fund the project.
We pledged to the public funders that individual boaters were also willing to help pay for the project. It's time to turn those pledges and letters of support into dollars. To all the boaters out there reading this thread, please consider a donation to the Gore Canyon Whitewater fund at the Grand Foundation to help us break ground this fall. Hit the "Donate Now" button at
A donation of $20, $50, $100 or more will help show that boaters support the construction of the Gore Canyon Whitewater Park this fall.
See you at GoreFest to answer more questions or you can contact me by PM. Thanks for asking!