Our Final Float of 2015….
We did a Community Float with Mission Parks and Recreation on Sunday, October 18…it was our last float of the 2015 season and a beautiful day to cap off the year! We had a great time…and we will start taking reservations for 2016 soon…if you or your community are interested in a group Educational Float…we will take you on a journey on the Kansas River and teach you about YOUR river! Come join us in 2016….
What is Friends of the Kaw Hydrocaching?
Water Quality Hydrocaching is geocaching with a twist! Developed by Friends of the Kaw and with the help of the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC) hydrocaching uses the geocache format to help you learn about water quality in the Kansas River.
Five caches are located at Kansas River boat ramps in metro Kansas City. Go to FOK Hydrocaching to register, get the GPS locations and more information. When you find the cache you will be asked to do a simple water quality test and enter your data on this web site.
If you are the one of the first ten people to find all five caches, complete the simple water quality tests, and submit your data to our site you will earn a free canoe rental for one of our group float trips. We have all the equipment you’ll need, and the Kansas River (at low water levels) is slow moving and totally appropriate for novice paddlers and families. We also have an FOK representative at each float to provide safety and basic paddling instruction as well as experienced paddlers to provide further help once you’re on the river.
Kansas River Currents
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The Kansas River
The Kansas River (known locally as the Kaw) begins at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers near Junction City. It flows 173 miles to Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River. The Kaw watershed drains almost the entire northern half of Kansas and part of Nebraska and Colorado (53,000 square miles). It is the world’s largest prairie based river system.