You searched for:

  • [X]2000
  • [X]Sports & Recreation
Start over

Narrow Search

  • Year

  • Section

  • Category

Best Canoe Trip 

Missouri River

People who discount the Missouri River as a dirty trough miss the boat. The folks in Parkville do canoers a favor with a boat launch and small harbor at English Landing Park, just off U.S. Highway 9 near downtown. It's easy to park and put in the canoe for the 14-mile (two- or three-hour) trip, but two cars are a must -- park the other one at Berkley Riverfront Park in Kansas City. Canoeing down the Missouri is different from paddling on a sleepy lake or down a swift, narrow stream: The river is wide, deep, and fast, so the water does most of the work. Steer clear of dikes and jetties, channel buoys, and snags; move apace in the channel (right of the orange buoys, left of the green), or paddle into backwaters along sandbars and behind jetties to watch the wildlife. Cottonwoods and sycamores line the 12 miles to Kansas City. Beaver, river otter, coyote, fox, bobcat, and deer inhabit these woods, while great blue herons, various cormorants, ducks, and egrets gather along the shore. Baltimore orioles, eastern bluebirds, downy, and red-headed woodpeckers flood white-sand banks and sandbars with song, while swallows flit over the water. Anglers can also get what they're after: flathead, channel and blue catfish, drum, carp, and sturgeon. The trips ends on riverfront revetment at Berkley Riverfront Park. There, it's a steep but short carry to a small turnout on the park's east side (closest to the Paseo Bridge), and a quick walk to the parking lot to retrieve the car.

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment


All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation