Helper River Walk
The Helper Riverwalk runs through the heart of town, beginning at the Helper River Beach, located at the corner of Ivy St. and S 100 W. Pass under shade trees with benches places for rest or bird watching, cross a suspension bridge, and walk the sandstone labyrinth, located at the Riverwalk’s north end. River Helpers, a new group formed in the spring of 2018, oversees the watering of native and water-friendly saplings planted by Helper Middle School students. Native cottonwood, aspen, and shrubs thrive have been planted in sunny spots to restore the natural habitat for species such as deer and songbirds. These native plants will replace the removal of invasive species, such as tamarisk and Russian olives. Several new beaches and swimming holes have been placed, along with access paths to the waterside, allowing for swimming, wading, and creating habitat for native fish.