Stand Up Paddle Kansas City, MO


Speckled with tons of lakes and rivers, Kansas City was next on our list of adventures, but wouldn’t come without it’s challenges. At our first lake, a ranger stopped us to let us know that the only man powered crafts allowed on the water were kayaks, and at the second lake we found a road closed sign. For a place surrounded by water, accessing that water was becoming a problem. Finally we stumbled across a launching point at Smithville Lake, it had a quite boat launch and great access point.

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On our second day, we decided to take on the mighty Missouri river. We had found a beautiful river walk the day before and figured it would be the safest entry point. We also liked the idea of being able to paddle across the river to another state (although afterwards would realize that we were on the wrong part of the river to cross state boarders, and that only the section further down shared the Kansas Boarder.

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Thanks for checking out our adventure!

Paddle On,

Court and John

Our Gear for this trip:  Tahoe inflatable SUP | Super Paddles Carbon EliteKokatat Men’s Tropos SuperNova Paddling Suit | Sea to Summit Dry Sack 

**Footnote: Stand Up Paddle boarding in remote  or cold locations can be dangerous if not done properly, here we take proper precautions to insure fun and safe trips. Please do not recreate these trips without properly educating yourself on the area, laws, and needs of the sport. ** 

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