The South Platte River as it flows below Cheesman Reservoir past the small town of Deckers takes on a mild and playful character. Float fishing and walk-and-wade fishing are very popular through this section as it features only one large rapid, Chutes Rapid.
At this time, we do not have information on outfitters that offer commercial trips on this section.
• Difficulty: Class II – III What does this mean?
• Elevation: 6407′ to 6096′
• Avg. Gradient: 19.4′ per mile
|ACCESS to ACCESS||Miles|
|Deckers to Bridge Crossing Picnic Ground (Platte River Campground)||4.0|
|Bridge Crossing Picnic Ground (Platte River Campground) to Scraggy View Picnic Ground||4.2|
|Scraggy View Picnic Ground to Willow Bend Picnic Ground||1.8|
|Willow Bend Picnic Ground to Confluence with North Fork||6.0|
GPS Coordinates to Deckers Access Points – South Platte River:
Cities Near the Deckers Section:
Note that the above coordinates provide a point nearest the access point, and may or may not provide accurate directions when used as a starting or ending point as many of them do not have an address associated with them.
The South Platte River is in the Pike National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.