Idaho’s First Whitwater Park is Almost Done!

2010
05.01

visitors-center Last Sunday Tyler and I drove up to check out Kelly’s Whitewater Park.  We really wanted to see how it was laid out and what features will be best for our Hometown Throwdowns  that will be held there though the summer.

I am so excited for KWP to open – I can’t wait for my girls to learn to paddle here as I’m sure we will spend many days here this summer :-)

The island they built is way too cool and the drops look very promising.  I’m ready for the water to come up when the Bureau of Reclamation releases water though Cascade Dam around mid-month.

The first two drops are river wide then split around the island – the main drops on river-left and the ‘beginner’ waves on river-right passing near the visitors center and right in front of the observation windows.

I think we will run the Throwdowns on two waves – the 3rd drop on river-left and the first beginner wave on the right side. I think the beginner wave will entice paddlers not comfortable with the larger features to participate in the Throwdowns.

Special thanks to Camron for letting us in to check it out and to Brett for showing us around and explaining the features. Look  for an announcement near the middle of this month for Kelly’s grand opening!

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