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.


            This coffee table book pairs beautiful pictures
            of the Kaw with quotes from folks who paddle,
            camp, fish, and enjoy this prairie river.  For
            more information about the book, please go to 
            www.facebook.com/AlongTheKaw.  Book is
            available on-line at Amazon.com (search
            Along The Kaw).