April 27, 2023 Deckers Weather & River Report


Good Morning Folks!

We’ve made it through winter and we’re well on our way into the summer season! Lots to get you updated on this morning. First, we’ve had a wonderfully wet couple of days and some much needed moisture is certainly a welcome sight. As I’ll be working for the company that manages the campgrounds and day-use areas again this season, I’ll soon be providing regular updates and information about these areas, as a representative of ExplorUS.  The Day-use areas are $10 this year and are strictly enforced by the U.S.Forest Service, as well as ExplorUS staff. As I’m currently suffering with multiple tears in my rotator cuff, my days out on the river have been few and far between. However, I did manage to get out there yesterday afternoon and managed to get a few in the net. Small, size 22 BWO’S, Hi-vis BWO, and a Griffiths Gnat did it for me. The flow is at 110cfs, with excellent clarity. These fish were very selective yesterday, so make sure you’ve got 6x tippet. If you are looking for a seasonal pass from ExplorUS, formally Rocky Mountain Recreation, I should have a few available on the river this weekend.  Look for me in the Logo truck and I can sell the pass. They are $100. More soon folks!  Have a great Thursday.

Hourly weather forecast and temperature – Deckers, CO

Sunrise: 6:07 am

Sunset: 7:49 pm

Today, weather will be unstable, and a mix of cloudy, sunny, rainy and snowy weather is predicted.
With light precipitation of 0.12″ (3mm), rainfall is forecasted at 8 pm and 9 pm. With light precipitation of 0.08″ (2mm), most rainfall is expected at 9 pm.
With light precipitation of 0.12″ (3mm), snowfall is anticipated at 10 pm and 11 pm. With light precipitation of 0.12″ (3mm), the most intense snow will be falling at 10 pm and 11 pm.
The temperature will vary between a maximum of 59°F (15°C) and a minimum of 37.4°F (3°C). The feels-like temperature will be between the lowest temperature of 30.2°F (-1°C) and the highest temperature of 57.2°F (14°C). The warmest part of the day will be from noon to 4 pm.
The maximum temperature will be more alike May‘s average highest temperature of 59°F (15°C) than the average highest temperature of 49.6°F (9.8°C) in April. The lowest temperature will be a few degrees higher than April’s average minimum of 27.9°F (-2.3°C).D


Tubing conditions and update

Hey Folks,

Well, it’s taken a little bit longer to get some water into Cheesman Reservoir, but we’re finally seeing a little more water below the damn. Yesterday’s increase has raised the current flow from 125cfs, to 174cfs. In this range, this increase makes all the difference. It’s going to be a much more enjoyable float, allowing you to float longer distances without having to get up and walk through shallower sections. With this increase in the flow and today’s forecast, it’s going to be be busy up here today. So, with that in mind, be sure to get here early if you’re planning on using the day-use areas for parking. Also, please remember a few things if you’re planning on using these areas. They are not free to park! The fee to use these areas is $8. Please remember to bring cash, as all the day-use areas are self-pay, unless you are going to try to park at Bridge Crossing. That day-use area is staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day, every Saturday and Sunday. You can be ticketed by the US Forest Service for not paying when parking or using these areas. Also, please remember that these day-use areas do not provide trash cans or dumpsters for your trash. Please pack it all out. For much more information about tubing the South Platte, please visit our webpage right here. https://discoverdeckers.com/tubing-paddle-boarding-kayaking/

Have a great day and we hope to see you on the river soon!



Current Tubing Conditions on the South Platte River, Deckers, Colorado

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Our Fall Camping Picks from Cabela’s

Amongst the Fall Foliage

There’s nothing more beautiful than the outdoors having been taken over by the fall season. The leaves shine brightly in gorgeous red and orange hues from the trees while the fallen leaves crunch under your feet. The cool, crisp air smells of a changing season and in the evenings, the harvest moon glows. It’s a sight to see and the perfect time to set up camp

As you plan your fall camping adventure, you might be in need of some new camping essentials and Cabela’s is the place to shop. As the World’s Foremost Outfitter of outdoor gear, Cabela’s has an awesome reputation for offering a wide selection of high-quality outdoor apparel and supplies. They also have helpful buying guides, exceptional customer service, and collections that are unrivaled.

For your tent, try the Bass Pro Shops Eclipse 6-Person Cabin Tent that’s perfect for a family trip. Lightweight and easy to use, this tent gives your family quality shelter from the elements and insects at the campsite. Offering enough room to sleep 6 comfortably, this tent provides trustworthy protection with a body and rainfly made of a durable 190T polyester with a 600mm PU coating. The tough 120gm polyethylene bathtub floor also features welded seams to ensure moisture from the ground does not bother you inside. A zippered mesh window on the tent’s door works with the 3 large, zip-close mesh windows and large mesh roof panels to provide ventilation.

Or, try the NEW Cabela’s West Wind 6-Person Camo Dome Tent. A sturdy design built to handle howling winds and torrential rains, this tent makes a great choice for long weekends and extended stays out in the wild. Spacious and sturdy, this 3-season tent features a freestanding 5-pole frame made of lightweight fiberglass poles and offers plenty of room for 6 people and gear. The West Wind features a full-coverage rainfly that creates a spacious vestibule upfront for protected entry into the tent and protected storage for packs, muddy footwear, coolers, and other gear.

As mentioned, fall brings coolness to the air, so keeping warm is essential to a comfortable night. Combining proven, rugged construction with classic materials, the Cabela’s® Mountain Trapper 40° Sleeping Bag is a cold-weather sleeping bag that also integrates modern tech and design to optimize comfort and protection. Heavyweight cotton canvas shell and brushed-cotton-flannel linings surround 2 lbs. 2 oz. of lightweight 100% polyester insulation for proven heat retention you can trust, and a roomy 84″Lx36″W bag also features a 3″ insulated zipper baffle to lock warmth in.

Of course, you can take your comfort a step further with the Cabela’s Lounge Cot. This 2-in-1 cot features adjustable legs and an easy-to-use locking mechanism to help you sleep soundly through the night and then transform the cot into a lounge chair the next day. The welded, solid-steel frame provides sturdy support, while the flexible spring-tension system, nylon sleeping surface, and thick, padded panels provide a bedlike cushion.

Once you’ve got your shelter and sleeping arrangements, you’ll want to make sure you have your meals taken care of with the Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner Camp Stove. A trustworthy cooking solution for outdoor lovers when adventure calls, this stove delivers plenty of cooking power and is great for campouts with the family. It’s easy-to-use, easy-to-store, and easy-to-transport. Just don’t forget the Camp Chef Professional Steel Griddle for the best breakfast while camping!

Head over to Cabela’s today to find everything you need and more for your camping trip and enjoy the season amongst the fall foliage.

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