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Kayaking on the Kansas River
Kansas River Trail

Paddle Down the Mighty Kaw River

Looking for an extreme activity or just a luxurious and relaxing day on the water? Jump in a canoe or kayak! Learn more

Kaw River

State Park & Reservoir

On the Kansas River kayaks and canoes often float in solitude as they pass towering cottonwoods, nesting bald eagles, kingfishers, otters and more.

Floats can range from a few minutes to the entire 178-mile river, spending nights on sand bars and cooking fresh catfish on driftwood fires.

One of the more than a dozen access points along the Kansas River, Topeka’s Kaw River State park gives easy access. The Kansas River has been named a National Water Trail, a title reserved for America’s finest floats.

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