South Platte River White Water Rafting Description:
The upper stretches of the South Platte feature excellent expert kayak runs as well as more family friend floats. Fishing and camping are very popular along this section as well. The lower section begins as the South Platte pours from Chatfield Lake and winds its way toward the downtown Denver skyline. A few fun and splashy play parks dot this laid-back urban rafting adventure.
• Difficulty: Class II-III (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – August
White Water Rafting Trips on the South Platte River:
1/4 & 1/2 Day (Urban Denver)
South Platte River Rafting Sections:
Mild section of river, popular with fisherman, features only small, bouncy waves and one large rapid.
Mild float water offset by a handful of small rapids and whitewater play parks all within the urban setting of Colorado’s largest city, Denver.
Information for South Platte River Self-Guided Boaters:
The South Platte River is in the Pike National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
- Boating Permit Required: NO
- Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river within the National Forest on public lands.
- River Manager: US Forest Service – South Platte Ranger District
19316 Goddard Ranch Court, Morrison, CO 80465
303.275.5610 ~ www.fs.usda.gov/main/psicc
If shuttle service is available, information is listed under the specific section page.