The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at Kaw Point, the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, on June 26, 1804. The expedition camped at Kaw Point for three days to rest, repair their boats, explore the surrounding countryside, and for the first time during their journey, engage martial law.

Today, Kaw Point is located in the center of metropolitan Kansas City with a great view of downtown, but the Point itself remains in a natural state with beautiful wooded trails, wildflowers, and wildlife. Located along the river, the park has access to highways, the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail, and two great rivers. This accessible park has an infrastructure to support a large number of visitors, and has an outdoor amphitheater equipped with electricity for performing arts and special events.

Visit the park to see the beautiful scenery and learn more about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Until further notice the park will be closed from 10pm to 7am to discourage damage and inappropriate activities happening at the park. The boat ramp at Riverfront Park to the Missouri River is open 24/7 and the boat ramp at English Landing in Parkville is open from midnight to 5:30am. We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing.

Friends of Kaw Point Park is now the sponsor of Friends of the Kaw's "Adopt a Boat Ramp" program and will be hosting  litter pickups starting on Saturday, March 27 from 9 to noon.  We will supply trash bags but suggest that participants wear their own work gloves. We will also be weeding the rain gardens and maintaining the woodland restoration those dates.

Friends of Kaw Point Park has also been awarded a $5,000 Stormwater Quality Education Grant from the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG).  This grant made possible a woodland restoration project between the boat ramp and the amphitheater above the walking and biking paths.  See pictures on event page.