Gunnison Whitewater Park Colorado

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Gunnison Whitewater Park

Gunnison’s Whitewater Park is a great place to spend an afternoon or even an entire day practicing your boating skills.

  • The Gunnison Whitewater Park is the perfect place to work on your kayaking and whitewater skills. 
  • Open year-round, although water flows fluctuate throughout the year. 
  • Free for all users. 
  • Located at the west end of Gunnison, just off of US-50. 
  • For more information, contact Western State’s Department of Recreation and Outdoor Education at 970-943-2010 or tstinson@western.edu.

Overview

A popular addition to the Gunnison River and the town of Gunnison is the Gunnison Whitewater Park, found just at the edge of the town of Gunnison. This man-made rapid consists of rocks and boulders placed to create holes, riffles, eddies and currents perfect for playing and improving your kayaking skills. The easy access and perfect lunch spots make this a great place to spend a day with family or friends, playing in the water and relaxing on the bank.

Location and Contact Info

Gunnison’s Whitewater Park is just on the western edge of town, downstream from where US-50 crosses the Gunnison River. Turn left just west of the bridges; the short driveway leads to the shore of the Park.

For more information, contact Western State’s Department of Recreation and Outdoor Education at 970-943-2010 or tstinson@western.edu. Local gear shops and river guides are also good sources of information about the Gunnison Whitewater Park.

Hours/Seasons

The Gunnison Whitewater Park is open year-round, although water flows dictate when it is runnable. For information on current flows, check with a local shop or visit Current Gunnison River Flows.

Fees

There is no charge for using the Gunnison Whitewater Park.

Other Activities

The bank of the Gunnison Whitewater Park is a community park with a short path, picnicking spots and fishing holes.

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