Family Field trip Friday!
Actually, I'm not sure what day it is because, summer! But I know its the first week of August which means there is only one acceptable activity, floating the river!
We found this little spot when we were riding the Ogden Bike Path. And added it to our summer bucketlist. There are actually 2 spots that we found. This one, Ogden Kayak Park, and Riverdale Kayak Park.
The Ogden park has 2 rivers, one larger one on the right with 3 slides, and a smaller one on the left that is faster and super bumpy (highly recommend using a tube for the left river).
The right river with the slides is so mellow. You can slide without anything or you can use a tube or kneeboard.
The bottom of the slides have about a 4ft drop off so you don't have to worry about rocks, but make sure your kids have life jackets on. They wont be able to touch.
The Riverdale Kayak Park is a little more exciting! Although there are only 2 slides, the river is faster and there is a very deep part after the 2nd slide with a rope swing.
Both parks have close parking right next to the river (address below). And the city has brought In big rocks and created a really nice river access point.
Both runs are pretty short, so you just jump out after the slides, walk up the trail and ride again.
You could just set up day camp and let your kids ride for hours.
This was a solo trip, just me and 5 kids. We had no idea what we were in for. We had seen the river on our bike ride but had never seen anyone actually in the water.
We parked about 2 minutes walk from where you get in, but i added the exact address below. You can park right across from the river access.
You can find tubes for cheap HERE. We got these hefty duty ones for winter and summer activities because we were sick of ours popping. These things are incredible and will last us forever.
The river has 2 spots with slides.
I talked Wells into coming with me. He loved it.
This spot also has an awesome rope swing. Just be sure to swing all the way out.
Be sure to Pin this to your UTAH summer bucketlist on Pinterest. Just hover over the image and pin it to your board.
After the second slide there is a little rock pool to catch you so you can get out.
You can get out at several spots.
You can also float without a tube.
Favorite towels found HERE. They are super absorbent, way bigger than our old beach towels, and take up a fraction of the space and dry super fast.
I get asked about these towels all the time. I got them at the beginning of summer and love them so much. They get better and better, the more you wash them.
Here are our favorite river essentials, from TUBES to Phone waterproof case.
If you go, be sure to tag us on instagram @saltproject.co We love seeing you try the adventures we share! This one was definitely a crowd favorite for the teens and littles. We can't wait to go back.
Thanks for stopping by our family blog.
-Parking available at Riverdale Kayak Park, Riverdale, UT 84405, USA
-River is directly across the street
-Pack it in, Pack it out. Please leave it better than you found it.