“Creation of the Salida Whitewater Park and riverfront trail was an integral part of transforming our downtown. Salida went from a town that happened to have a river in it to a Colorado recreation and lifestyle destination. By embracing the river, Salida was able to renew its lifeblood.” – Dara MacDonald, City Administrator, Salida, CO
The Town of Eagle exists because of its river and streams. The Town has always relied on the water, the soil, the flora and the fauna of the Eagle River and its tributaries. Despite this reliance, the Eagle River is unknown to many members of the community. While people may cross the river on a daily basis, they rarely touch its water, listen to its bird life, or watch the many animals that call the river’s riparian habitat home.