The Uncompahgre River borders the east side of the park. Year-round it is a place to rest and reflect.
Spring snowmelt from the San Juan Mountains and late spring and early rains make the river a fun ride for rafters, kayakers, and canoers. The waterfowl love it then too, and there is lots of activity.
Seeking respite from city summer heat, the park is a lovely place to cool off and enjoy the water and river. Bring a book and blanket and pick a spot along the river bank.
Fall color is spectacular in the San Juans, and the park is no exception. The river draws sports enthusiasts as well as photographers and artists who come hoping to capture the area’s beauty.
Even the winter is lovely, although you will want to bundle up; it gets cold down by the water.
However you enjoy water—playing in it or just sitting quietly and enjoying the sights and sounds of it, the Dennis Weaver Memorial Park is a perfect place for water-lovers.
Contributing Photographers: Carol Young, Jim Lokey, Kathryn R. Burke, James Burke
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.