Kaw River State Park Access
River Mile: 90
Directions: From I-70 take Fairlawn Exit 357. Turn south on Fairlawn and turn right on SW 6th Avenue. Watch for the entrance to Kaw River State Park on the right. Once you enter Kaw River State Park follow the signs to the access ramp.
Access Info: There is a wide concrete ramp and a gravel parking lot. The park has access to water and restrooms although it might be a fair uphill hike.
Float Info: The next access ramp is two miles down river at the Topeka Coffer Dam on river left. Once you go under the Highway 75 Bridge move to river left however in low water there are some jetties that might not allow floating on river left – you will need to cut to river left as soon as you pass the last jetty. Do not go over the dam or through the low water notch on river right – this is very dangerous. There is a ramp on river left above the coffer dam and a 100′ concrete sidewalk to a ramp below the dam. The Topeka Coffer Dam Access will be closed during high water events. The Wamego Access is 38 miles above the Kaw River State Park Access and novice boaters should not paddle this section.