The Montrose Water Sports Park, consisting of 1,000 feet of river, is one of the largest in the state of Colorado and one of the few in the U.S. to be fully accessible by ADA standards. The park has been designed with all citizens in mind – from ankle waders to expert kayakers. It is located in Riverbottom Park, a branch of Montrose’s Clifford E. Baldridge Regional Park complex, and includes six drop structures. The water park has a gradient of 11 feet for 1/5 miles, supporting a leisurely run with natural obstacles. 

The water sports park is complimented by terraced spectator areas, allowing stream-side spectators to enjoy the river in a safe space right on the river. There are also beach areas and ADA-accessible put-in and take-out ramps. 

Sustained irrigation flows on the Uncompahgre River make the Montrose Water Sports Park an enticing destination through late summer, long after other parks have lost their luster. The water flows are a combination of water coming from the Gunnison Tunnel Diversion which connects flows through the South Canal at Chipeta Lake. The Uncompahgre River flows are managed at the Ridgway Reservoir just south of Montrose, Colorado.

The area surrounding the Water Sports Park features picnic and pavilion areas, restrooms, playgrounds, ball fields, an extensive concrete and soft-surface trail network, a disc-golf course, the Montrose Skate Park, ample on-site parking, and other attractions in the Clifford E. Baldridge Regional Park complex. The Park offers another great place to exercise, socialize, recreate, rejuvenate and relax. 

Mark Your Calendar

Montrose Water Sports Park
Fun on the Unc "FUNC" Fest - Saturday, July 30
Enjoy food, vendors, music, and "fun on the Unc."
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Location Map

Montrose Water Sports Park
1036 Riverbottom Drive
Montrose, Colorado