The Montrose Water Sports Park (WSP), consisting of 1,000 feet of river channel, is one of the largest in the state of Colorado and one of the few in the U.S. to be accessible by ADA standards. The park was 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 WSP has a gradient of 11 feet for 1/5 miles, supporting a leisurely run with natural obstacles.
The park is complemented by terraced spectator areas, allowing a safe space for viewing 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 WSP 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 WSP 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.
Current Water Sports Park Flow
Join us for the annual Fun on the Uncompahgre "FUNC" Fest
Enjoy food, vendors, music, and family fun all day at the Montrose Water Sports Park!