River Mile 147 – Blue River Access

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Linear Park Access
Blue River, Manhattan, KS

River Mile:  147.5

GPS:  N39.19159  W96.53734
River (Kaw) Left

From I-70 take the Manhattan exit #313 and go 8 miles north on K-177 to Manhattan.  After crossing the Kaw River bridge take the ramp marked North 177.  Follow the signs to U.S.24 and turn east toward Wamego.  The turn off for Linear Park is about 1 mile on the right.

Access Info:
This access on the west bank of the Blue River is well maintained and has ample parking. This is a multi-use park with access to the Manhattan Linear Trail walking/biking trail around the city. The ramp is only wide enough for one vehicle.

Float Info:
The next access is St. George 11.5 miles downstream at river mile 137. The Kaw River is about 1/3 mile downstream from this ramp.

The first access upstream is the Manhattan K-177 Bridge Access (Fairmont) at river mile 149.5. Access from the Kaw River to the Linear Park ramp requires upstream paddling for about 1/3 mile, this can be difficult if Tuttle Creek Reservoir is releasing.

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