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Kansas River

Kansas River, also known as the Kaw, is about 500 miles, little of which is practically navigable. But there are spots along its the course that allow for swimming, canoing and kayaking. It sure is great fun as you relax and watch the terrain from your rowing seat as you paddle on Kansas River.

The world's longest prairie-based river is navigable for about 171 miles from near Junction City to Kansas City. You can enjoy the Kansas whitewater in Johnson County The scenic beauty and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Kansas River in Johnson County is 0.1 miles long and has class II section of whitewater. There's camping available near by and you also have good hotels near the river. The Playspot Below I-435 Bridge stretch is the only paddling stretch along Kansas River.

Kansas whitewater can be enjoyed in Douglas County also. The flowing waters are reason enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Kansas River in Kansas is 0.1 miles long and has class II section whitewater. Offering great sport on the waters this spot keeps you coming back for more. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night but book rooms in advance would be better.

This is a very popular destination. Being a very short stretch you are going to spend hours here. February onwards you get lesser precipitation. All through the days of summer high temperatures typically reach the 90's. During the moonlight hours it's generally in the 60's. Winters are of course very cold with highs in the 30's and night lows in the 10's for Kansas River.