American Whitewater - NWRI - South Platte 2. Lake George to Cheesman Reservoir
The write up on the webpage is how things were left in 2002 before the
Hayman fire. Tim Kelley and American Whitewater worked with Sportsmans Paradise on a good-faith deal allowing boaters to pass through without issue. The obstacle in place at the time was removed, and paddlers agreed to follow certain behaviors.
If there is a new obstacle in the river, and SP is harassing boaters, we need to check with Park County DA and Sheriff and
find out their position on this. Then contact SP board president and
ask if SP will lift obstacle for safety reasons.
Don't negotiate with SPs care taker or residents. Work only w/ SP board.
Our position as boaters should never conceede right to recreational navigation of Colorado rivers. For an update on "right to float" check here:American Whitewater - stewardship:river_access_program
Be careful when considering shuttle and camping arrangements or anything that may threaten the resource and paddlers continued access to the river.