Originally Posted by fourtyfloater
If you have 2 nights consider starting at Pleasure Park up river from Delta and floating to Whitewater or to Bridgeport. There are a few minor petroglyphs part way down from PP on river right. Much better ones up Big Dominguez Canynon just past the waterfall. Several ones are off to the right up on the cliffs. The waterfall is a few mile hike and is off the trail on your left, not marked but you should be able to hear it. I am out of town this weekend or I would run shuttle for you.
There's a BLM campsite on river right about a day's float from Pleasure Park. After you pass under the Hwy 65 bridge (highway to Cedaredge), it's about a 1/2 mile down on the right. Last time I was there it had a fiberglass post marking it as a "campsite." The post is above the highwater mark, so you have to keep your eyes up a bit. Other than this short piece of BLM, pretty much everything between the Austin bridge and Delta is private, so this is the only public camping opportunity in that section.
A short float below the BLM camp you will encounter the Hartland Dam. It used to be a deadly feature, but a few years ago a boat/fish passage was constructed on river left. The boat passage is in the middle channel on river left. It's kind of a sporty drop -- Class II/III depending on flows.