Buena Vista WW Park gets polished & is at 600cfs - Mountain Buzz

Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Kayaking

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2008   #1
bvwp1's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 735
Buena Vista WW Park gets polished & is at 600cfs

The Buena Vista Whitewater Park in Colorado just received an incredible spring cleaning and tune up. Thanks to Mike Harvey of Recreation Engineering and Planning aka http://www.wwparks.com/, the town of Buena Vista, http://www.buenavistaco.gov/ and Chaffee County, http://www.chaffeecounty.org/ we were able to work on all 4 in stream features last week. The result is much improved hydraulic performance for boaters, cleaner lines, and an over all safer and more fun environment for all............................................... .
More details and photos at

bvwp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-27-2008   #2
Denver via GJ, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 346
Looks like some nice clean features. Like the pocket wave concept.
"I plan to leisurely advance through my existence" - Terry Fuhrman 1991
-k- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008   #3
Buckrodgers's Avatar
Teacher, Fort Collins, Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 251
Wow, the bottom hole looks WAY different. Cool, can't wait till livin up in BV again this summer!
Buckrodgers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-27-2008   #4
bvwp1's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 735
Yes, the bottom hole is now very easy going, way different. It should be super friendly now at all levels.
bvwp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008   #5
The next zone, .
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,200
I got a chance to go out paddlin the other day and check out the tweaks to the park. Good job to everyone who was able to get the work done in less than perfect flows..

At right about to below 600 cfs you can cartwheel in the first spot without hitting anything. Too cold to try a loop or anything and I think that it will become more of a hole on surfers right than years past.. IMO no doubt the first spot will again be the best spot in BV..

The second fearure is a mello surf wave.. I still hit bottom at 600 on cartwheels but it should soon be deep enough. You can surf here forever front, back, spin, or whatever.. This is the best spot at the current flows..

The pocket hole is a fun surf but shallow I was hitting my paddle and boat on the "rock". It is still a fun front surf wave.

Finally the last hole is not even close to the same.. It went from a beater hole to a nice easy mello front surf wave. It is quite a bit deeper and way more friendly. At 600 you got washed off if you tried to spin or cartwheel but I did not hit the bottom..

There is plenty of water to enjoy the park so if you are in the area it is worth it to take a run..

Thanks again and the tweaks no doubt made the park better and safer than last year.
Jahve is offline   Reply With Quote

ark, buena vista

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buena Vista Whitewater Park Video-Fun for All bvwp1 Whitewater Kayaking 0 08-01-2007 10:31 AM
Buena Vista River Park Facelift bvwp1 Whitewater Kayaking 1 04-23-2007 08:01 AM
Buena Vista River Park Update bvwp1 Whitewater Kayaking 0 11-19-2006 11:34 PM
Lost paddle on Arkansas, Buena Vista play park - downstream smg Lost & Found 0 05-15-2006 06:42 PM
Buena Vista River Park plan Jed Selby Whitewater Kayaking 4 08-11-2004 12:14 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.