River Mile 64 – Perry-Lecompton Rising Sun

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Rising Sun Access
Northwest end of the Perry/Lecompton Bridge

River Mile: 64.3

GPS:  N39.05020  W95.38771
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I-70 to Lecompton exit #197 (five miles west of Lawrence.) From exit 197 go north 1/4 mile to Lakeview Rd. Follow Lakeview Rd. west along the turnpike until it curves north, becoming Lecompton Rd. Go 3.2 miles through Lecompton. Continue north across the Kaw River on the Perry/Lecompton Bridge and look for the sign indicating Rising Sun River Access. Turn west into the park road that leads to the gravel parking lot. Concrete ramp is at the far end of the parking lot.

From US-24, turn south on Lecompton Rd east of the town of Perry, and continue 2.5 miles to the access road.

Access Info:
Parking lot is dirt and will accommodate 15-20 cars, but you should scout it before floating if there has been recent rain. Boat ramp is 16 feet wide and projects into the channel at 12% grade. This ramp has a tendency to collect mud from June thru September and may impede boat launching. Call Jefferson County offices to request clean up. A flat nosed shovel can be used to remove mud from lower ramp.

Float Info:
The next access is River Front Park 10.7 miles downstream at river mile 54.1. This section of river is an easy paddle; at the end the river becomes deep, wide, and slow as it spreads out as the millpond for Bowersock Dam.

The first access upstream is Seward Avenue at river mile 77.

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