River Mile 47 – Mud Creek Access Ramp (Canoe/Kayak)

Because of low water levels and the changes in the river channel this ramp is no longer accessible for vehicles.  Foot traffic for canoe/kayak passage.  

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Mud Creek Access Ramp (Canoe/Kayak – Not Accessible for Vehicles)
About 5 miles east of Lawrence, KS

River Mile: 47.3

GPS:  N38.98331  W95.16781

River Left

From I-70 take the east Lawrence exit # 204 and follow U.S. 59 north approximately 1 mile to the junction of U.S.24/40 (called Tee Pee Junction by the locals). Turn east on U.S. 24/40 and follow the highway east past the Lawrence Airport to 1600E Road. Turn south on 1600E Road and go 1 mile and under the Turnpike to 1700 N Road. Turn east on 1700N and look for a street sign for 1675E on the right near railroad tracks. Turn right on this road and cross the railroad tracks. Follow this road 1.2 miles as it curves left. You will see another railroad crossing and a levee. Turn just before the Mud Creek Bridge to a gated entrance. You cannot access behind the gate with vehicles, but you can access on foot to use the ramp.  This is not an easy access to find – good luck!

Access Info:
Access is public, but there is no vehicle access so you must go on foot.  You can use the ramp for access to Mud Creek.  There is a 1/3 mile paddle down Mud Creek to get to the Kaw.

Float Info:

The next access is Eudora 5.3 miles downstream at river mile 42. If you plan to take out at the Eudora access ramp be sure to review the instructions on entering the Wakarusa River on the Eudora page. This trip offers a short jaunt on the river, but after the driving, carrying and walking to use this ramp it’s probably better to take a longer trip from a different ramp.

First access upstream is the 8th Street ramp in Lawrence at river mile 51.  If you plan to take out at the Mud Creek access ramp note the entrance to Mud Creek is on river left on the north side of the island you see in the map above. 

Mud Creek 1