Kansas River Trail

Welcome

The Kansas River is one of the world’s longest prairie rivers, providing countless recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat as well as drinking water, irrigation and electricity for many communities. The Kansas River Trail is a great opportunity to explore the unique beauty of eastern Kansas from a whole new perspective – from the river itself! Get up close and personal with the birds and other wildlife along the river, find peaceful solitude, or challenge yourself with some of the more adventurous parts of the river. We invite you to plan a trip along the Kansas River Trail to immerse yourself in the natural Kansas experience.

Water Hazards

Review the downloadable maps for the precise locations of hazards of the hazards listed here.

Explore The Trail

Tips for Your Trip

There are several public access boat ramps along the Kansas River. Look for signs along the road with the National Water Trail logo to find…

Outfitters

These third party businesses can help you gear up for a relaxing day of paddling on the river or offer opportunities for group float trips.

Things To Do

Many of the communities along the Kansas River Trail offer lodging, dining, shopping and other attractions. 

Restaurants

A day of paddling is bound to leave you hungry. Whether you're hungry for diner fare, ethnic or gourmet, choose from these restaurants…

Lodging

After a day of paddling, sink into a comfy bed or re-energize with a hot shower in one of our River Trail communities, with rooms to fit…

River Camping Guide

Although most land adjacent to the river is privately owned and public access is prohibited, paddlers may set up camp on sandbars. 

River Hazards

River Hazards are dams, weirs and other potentially serious dangers for which paddlers must take special precautions.

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