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American River Fest Sept 9-11
August 9, 2011 - Clear Creek is open for tubing. Email RipBoard and we'll keep you posted on the latest conditions at Clear Creek Whitewater Park located in Golden, Colorado at 10th & Maple. Try Confluence Park (S. Platte & Cherry Creek) near REI in downtown Denver as a possible place to go tubing now. Cool off at Clear Creek Whitewater Park located in Golden, Colorado at 10th & Maple. The whitewater park is a popular place to get wet riverboarding, kayaking, tubing, or wading in Summer. Peak flows occur early in Summer (late May - early June) with 1,000+ cfs and Class II+ rapids. July and August are better months to tube and wade as the flows are much lower (200+ cfs) and water temps higher (60 degrees if you're lucky). Clear Creek whitewater park extends from the start of the foot path (approx 1/2 mile west of the campground) to Vanouver park on Ford Street north of Coors - 1 1/2 miles in total length. The most popular stretches are from 10th & Maple (Lions Park) to the Library Hole.The park was developed by reinforcing the sides of Clear Creek with boulders and cement to create whitewater features along Clear Creek from Maple Street to Washington street south of 10th Street. It is open to the public (enter at your own risk - PFD and helmet are recommended) with the most parking near the Golden Rec Center and Lions Park at 10th& Maple. Weekends are crowded in late Summer and a weekly rodeo event is held on Wednesday evenings during the month of June.