Ogden Access Ramp – River Mile 163

Ogden Access Ramp

Ogden, KS

Riley County

River mile: 163.4

GPS:  39.10503, -96.69633

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Access Ramp: River left

Directions:   From I-70 take Highway K-18 Exit 303. Go north on Highway 18 about 5 miles. Exit at Ogden (KS Highway 114) and turn right on 114. Go a short block to Cimmaron Trail Road (this road is S. 32nd Street on the map above) and turn right. Go past the condos and through the Walnut Street intersection. You will see a sign for a boat ramp and the dirt road swings left into the parking lot for the access.

Access InformationThe access is a wide concrete ramp on river left.  The access park has a gravel parking lot with space for trailers.

Amenities:  Restrooms, picnic shelter, trash can, and informational kiosk on site.  Limited lighting after hours.  The walk to the nearest convenience store is about 1.5 miles.  

Paddle Information:  The next access is the Manhattan 177 Bridge/Fairmont Access Ramp about 14 miles downriver at river mile 149 on river right under the Highway 177 Bridge.  As you approach the access ramp from the west, there is often a sandbar at the toe of the ramp which you must skirt.

The Linear Park/Blue River Access Ramp is about 1.8 miles further downriver (at river mile 147) and about 1/3 mile up the Blue River on river left. Paddling from the Kansas River up the Blue River to the Linear Park access ramp can be difficult if Tuttle Creek Reservoir is releasing over 500 cfs into the Blue River.  Check reservoir releases with the Army Corp of Engineers before planning your trip.

Paddling from Ogden to Manhattan will take you on a beautiful section of the river that is relatively untouched despite its proximity to Manhattan.

Game Warden Covering Riley County: 784-256-3614

Click here to see a video of the approach to the Ogden Access Ramp from the Kansas River.