Alex Mauer of Littleton and other visitors to River Run Park jumps on his surfboard to try to ride the man-made surfing waves for the first full season in the new River Run Park on the South Platte River near Oxford Ave.
Surfing in the city? Crafty Coloradans have found a way to do so at the River Run Park along the South Platte in Sheridan. To build the suburban surf course, ramps were mounted at the bottom of the riverbed. Not having to wait in crowded surf lineups or paddle out to the waves is a big plus for eager types. Plus, the waves are always there.
River Run ATV Park is located on the beautiful Neches River, west of Jacksonville and southeast of Frankston.
This park offers many fun activities for the entire family such as, extreme mud riding, dry trail riding, mud pits, and scenic views of the Neches River and mountain area of Big Rock. The upper wave is a high-speed, dynamic wave that gives up great rides but can be challenging to surf for beginners. Once you have it dialed though, it may be the highest-performance wave in the state. It features a wave shaper – a set of three adjustable plates underneath the water that allow the wave to be dialed for particular flows.
The guests of River Run enjoy playing on over 2,000 acres of private land. Many people enjoy riding their ATV, 4 x 4 trucks, horses, and other off-road vehicles. River Run has several mud pits for people that like to take it to the extreme. We also have a wash bay area free of charge for removing all traces of the days play. We provide three separate Showers Houses with hot and cold showers. In addition to the showers, we have restrooms for men and women as well. The camping at River Run offers 156 RV sites with power and water hookups, a 4 bay RV Dump Station and “lots of area for dry camping”. We have 9 single cabins available with 3 full beds, 1 twin bed, microwave, heat/ac, stove, sink, and refrigerator. We have an additional 12 cabins with 2 full beds, 4 twin beds, microwave, heat/ac, sink, and refrigerator The cabins do not have restrooms and showers, but the shower houses and new restrooms are right across the street from the cabins.
Two waves, one for beginners and one for more advanced surfers. Chiclets is a slower, smaller wave that is good for SUP, higher volume surfboards, and body boards. Benihana’s is super smooth, fast and steep. The wave surfs like a miniature Boise or a more powerful Alm Canal (Salzburg, Austria). The water is so smooth and fast it feels like you are flying on the surface. Entry is best by an acid drop (suitcase drop) from one of the flat areas at each side of the wave. Prone and pop is possible but much more difficult.
The Neches River is a great feature of the park and provides guests the opportunity to go fishing, swimming or just cool off while trail riding. And last but not least River Run offers approximately 10 annual events that provide a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy in the festivities.
So if you are planning that weekend getaway and want to give river surfing a whirl don’t forget about River Run ATV Park you might want a wetsuit, and you’ll definitely need a helmet to protect your noggin’ from the rocks. And as always, “Have Fun at the Run”.