Riverside Picnic Area


The Riverside Picnic Area lies on the western bank of the Uncomphagre River hidden just below the Eagle Monument. This idyllic riverside glen is the perfect place for a family picnic. Or, bring a lawn chair and a book and read to the healing sounds of running waters.

 

While here, you are in the midst of a and waterfowl preserve so there are no dogs or horses permitted. In the spring, the riverfront is a favorite nesting and hatching ground for birds, especially geese, ducks, and blue heron.

 

Fishing is permitted along the river, but please be careful not to distrub the native waterfowl.

 

Accross the river you will see the path that leads south to the Town of Ridgway and north to the Ridgway Reservoir. Public bathrooms are located on the walkway a half mile between Ridgway and the Memorial Park. Additional restrooms are in the state park, about a mile north along the river (from the Eagle).

 

Please walk quietly, stay on trails, and leave nothing behind but footprints!

 

Contributing Photographers: Rusty Weaver, Kathryn R. Burke, James Burke

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Directions to the Park: approximately 1.5 miles north of Ridgway, turn west at RiverSage Drive. Follow the road down and cross the bridge. Park in the lot on the right. R.V. turn-around available. The entrance to the park is marked by a sign "Dennis Weaver Memorial Park," but you will see the Eagle as you cross the bridge.

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