Kaw River State Park

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Kaw River State Park


(785) 273-6740


Things To Do



Kaw River State Park is the newest and only urban park to join the state park system. The park comprises 76 acres of land on the south bank of the Kansas (nicknamed Kaw) River in west Topeka. Take advantage because Kaw River State Park is the only free park in Kansas. There are 8 miles of trails for various recreation and skill levels, including walking, hiking, running and mountain biking. Enjoy the Kansas River from the boat launch where people primarily canoe or kayak. The park is day-use only and is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Map of Kealia Pond

Latitude, Longitude: 39.062721, -95.761625



  • Boating

    The Kansas River is accessible from a boat ramp and parking area. This river access is available for canoes, kayaks, and other small craft.

  • Bicycling

    The park has both double-wide gravel surface trails and dirt-surface single-track trails for mountain biking.

  • Hiking

    Eight miles of trails allow for hiking through an extensive oak-hickory forest on steep slopes with good views.

Phone Numbers


(785) 273-6740