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Kansas whitewater, Kansas River

Douglas county, Close to Lawrence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     0.1 miles
  The wonderful Kansas scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Lawrence it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons
    to come. The campgrounds here at Kansas River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Kansas River you will meet lots of folks from close by Lawrence. When you're here at Kansas River
it's always fun to take a look at Clinton State Park. All through the long summer days highs here at Kansas River reach the 90's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Kansas River temperatures dip to the 10's. Kansas River is a good place of normal rainfall. All through the month of June you get the most rain around here while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. 

Kansas River, Close to Lawrence 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 Kansas River.
 Whitewater Near Kansas River:
Kansas River, Douglas County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Close to Lawrence)
 Ski Areas Near Kansas River:
Snow Creek, Missouri , 32 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Kansas River:
Clinton Marina, Lawrence , 8 miles away
Rock Creek Marina & Resort, Ozawkie , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Kansas River:
SpringHill Suites Lawrence, Lawrence , 0 miles away
TownePlace Suites Lawrence Downtown, Lawrence , 0 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Lawrence, Lawrence , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Lawrence - University Area, Lawrence , 2 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Lawrence, Lawrence , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kansas River:
Lawrence/Kansas City KOA, Lawrence, 1 miles away
Lawerence KOA Kampground, Lawrence, 1 miles away
Clinton State Park - Campground 1, Lawrence, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kansas River:
Clinton State Park, Kansas , 9 miles away
Perry State Park, Kansas , 20 miles away
Hillsdale Lake, Kansas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kansas River:
Lawrence Country Club, Lawrence , 2 miles away
Orchards Executive Golf Course, Lawrence , 3 miles away
Alvamar Golf & Country Club, Lawrence , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Kansas River
Lake View Lake, Douglas , 5 miles away
Clinton Lake, Douglas , 7 miles away
Perry Lake, Jefferson , 15 miles away

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