42 - Eudora

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Eudora Access Ramp on the Wakarusa River

Eudora Access
1/2 mile up Wakarusa River, in Eudora, KS

River Mile: 42     GPS:  N38.95029  W95.09936
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From I-70 take the east Lawrence exit # 204 and follow U.S. 59 north one mile to the junction of 24/40 (called Tee Pee Junction by the locals). Turn right or east on U.S. 40 and follow it approximately 3 miles to the junction of K-32. Go east on K-32 approximately 5.6 miles to E 222 Rd. Turn south on 222nd Rd and go 4 miles (you will cross the Eudora Bridge over the Kaw and then a shorter bridge over the Wakarusa River). The access park is just southwest of the Wakarusa Bridge at 5th & 222nd Road (Main Street.) Turn right into the Eudora Public Works parking lot and the boat ramp is in the northwest corner.

From K-10 take the west Eudora Exit (E 2200 Road) and go north. At N 1400 Rd (stop sign) go west to Main Street. Go north on Main Street through downtown to 5th St. Turn left in to the Eudora Public Works parking lot and boat ramp is in the northwest corner.

Access Info:
Access has a gravel parking lot with adequate parking. Access gets heavy use by fishermen. There is a 1/2 mile paddle down the narrow, shaded Wakarusa River. This is not an ideal take out for those paddling down the Kaw from Lawrence or Mud Creek. When releases from Clinton Reservoir into the Wakarusa reach 900 cfs and above, the current becomes difficult to impossible for upstream paddling. When water is not being released the current is slow so paddling is usually doable for any level of boater. When Friends of the Kaw plans to use this access for a take-out we call the Clinton Corps of Engineers office (785-843-7665) to check scheduled releases. Releases can change hourly so it is best to call. Paddlers should consider alternate river sections if the Wakarusa is running over 900 cfs.

When floating to the Eudora Ramp one must paddle up the Wakarusa River about 1/2 mile.  The turn into the Wakarusa River is on river right about 1/2 mile below the Eudora Bridge.  The turn is hard to see so you must paddle on river right after you go under the bridge on the Kansas River.  The Eudora Access is adjacent to the bridge over the Wakarusa River.

Float Info:
The next access is De Soto City River Park 10.7 miles downstream at river mile 31.3. The first access upstream is Mud Creek Access Ramp at river mile 47.3

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