Kansas River Access Map

The Kansas River is an experience all it’s own….let us know how we can help you CONNECT to the Kansas River!

Recommended paddle flows:

  • Under 5,000 cfs for novice paddlers
  • Under 8,000 cfs for experienced paddlers
  • Note of reference: At 8,000 cfs the sandbars are mostly gone. This means:
    • No place to stop and rest
    • Banks are trespassing
    • Rate of flows is fast and swift

Click on icons on the map below for name of ramp and exact location.  Blue icons represent existing ramps, yellow icons represent future locations for ramps, and red icons represent hazards. For existing ramps there are also pages with detailed information(see below).

Friends of the Kaw estimates it takes about 1 hour to paddle 3 miles.  Novice paddlers should not attempt to paddle more that 10 miles in one day.

Check river flows and reservoir releases before planning a paddle trip.

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Kansas River Access Ramps

For more detailed information on access ramps along the Kansas River please visit any of the pages below for individual access ramp information. 


When traveling along the Kansas River, it is also crucial for your safety to be aware of HAZARDS on the river. Hazards are displayed in the Kansas River Access Map above with a red triangle encircling an exclamation point, and more detailed information can be found by clicking on any of the links below.