Salida Park

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Wave Description:

Another artificial park in the Ark valley that gives up some good surfing. It’s no coincidence that Badfish Paddleboards makes their home in Salida. Features vary on flow, but generally you’ll find wave holes that give up friendly surfs over 300 cfs.

Gauge Information:

Anything over 300 cfs should get you something here, but more water is usually better until things get scary; where that happens depends on your skill and tolerances, but could be as low as 1,500 or as high as never. Here is an alternative gauge, since the Nathrop gauge is only operated seasonally. And check here for a webcam.

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USGS Water-data graph for site 06710247

Directions:

Park near the boat ramp or near the bridge and the features will be obvious.