Entrance located north of SW 6th Street, about 1/2 mile west of Fairlawn Road in Topeka
Kaw River is the only urban-type state park. It consists of 76 acres on the south bank of the Kansas River adjacent to MacLennan Park and Cedar Crest (the Kansas Governor’s residence) to the east. Hiking and mountain-biking trails wind through an extensive oak-hickory forest on steep slopes with good views.
The Kansas River is accessible for canoes, kayaks, and other small craft from a boat ramp and parking area on the north side of the park.
Some of the more remote areas of the park offer interesting natural features and views. Deer, turkey, and numerous other wildlife species are common in the surrounding forest. Eagles and various species of waterfowl are common visitors on the river through winter.
Day-use only: Trails for hiking, Mountain-biking, Walking, Fishing (Kansas River), River access for paddleboats,
No camping or overnight use, No equestrian use, No hunting