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Kansas whitewater, Elk River

Elk county, Elk Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     1 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Coffeyville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Elk River doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the Elk Falls section is the only one. This section is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This section of Elk River in Kansas is 1 miles long and is according to American
    Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Elk County and the water flowing gracefully down Elk River make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river
if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Elk River is not far at all from Elk Falls. Summertime highs at Elk River mostly tend to be in the 90's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's with temperatures at Elk River dipping down into the 10's through winter nights. The annual rain here at Elk River
is about average. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain while January is usually the driest month.

Elk River, Elk Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Elk River.
 Whitewater Near Elk River:
Pool Creek, Chautauqua County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Butcher Falls)
 Hotels Near Elk River:
Knights Inn Independence, Independence , 31 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Independence, Independence , 32 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Independence, Independence , 32 miles away
Super 8 Independence, Independence , 32 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Bartlesville, Bartlesville , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elk River:
Moline City Park, Moline, 8 miles away
Moline City Lake - New - North, Moline, 9 miles away
Moline Old City Lake - South - KDPW, Moline, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elk River:
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Cottonwood Falls - KS , 60 miles away
Wah-Sha-She State Park, Oklahoma , 25 miles away
Toronto State Park, Kansas , 28 miles away
Elk City State Park, Kansas , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Elk River
Fall River Lake, Greenwood , 18 miles away

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