Join us for an adventure on the Kaw and a CELEBRATION of FALL BIRTHDAYS!! The Buchanan and Moritz Families are excited to invite you to CELEBRATE with them. This will be an awesome day together, on the river celebrating!
Dirty Girl Adventures will provide all the gear, guide service and the knowledge and experience to ensure that you have a positive experience. This is a beautiful paddle and we are excited to share it with you. Here’s the plan…
Saturday October 9th
OYO’s – those who are bringing your own kayak – gear drop at 11am below the spillway of Lake Perry. GOOGLE MAP LINK From the North Lawrence Turnpike exit, turn right/west onto highway 24/40 traveling towards Topeka. You will pass through the town of Perry. Watch for Thompsonville Road on the right/north. You will take this road below the spillway, take the first right turn BEFORE the spillway and follow this gravel road all the way to the water – there is a slight left turn to reach the launch.
Check in time is 12:00pm at Rising Sun River Access in Lecompton. We will be on the Kaw by 1:00pm and off river by about 6:30pm. This adventure will be over before sunset – Sunset is at 6:52pm – you should enjoy brunch, eat lunch or bring heavy snacks for the paddle.
We will provide a fire and dinner on the sandbar(menu TBD) Judi is bringing dessert!
I-70 to Lecompton exit #197 (five miles west of Lawrence.) From exit 197 go north 1/4 mile to Lakeview Rd. Follow Lakeview Rd. west along the turnpike until it curves north, becoming Lecompton Rd. Go 3.2 miles through Lecompton. Continue north across the Kaw River on the Perry/Lecompton Bridge and look for the sign indicating Rising Sun River Access. Turn west into the park road that leads to the gravel parking lot. Concrete ramp is at the far end of the parking lot.
From US-24, turn south on Lecompton Rd east of the town of Perry, and continue 2.5 miles to the access road.
Bring: Sunscreen, WATER, electrolyte replacements, squirt guns, hearty snacks and beverages of choice. Small soft sided coolers fit best into the kayaks – feel free to bring more than one.
WEAR: Swimsuit, or clothing that can both get damp and dry quickly, hat, sunglasses, wear water shoes or old tennis shoes FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT OK! Depending on the weather forecast, bring either sun protectant clothing or a second layer just in case it’s cooler on the sandbar. We HIGHLY suggest that you wear or bring clothing that is of synthetic material – it will wick sweat, dry quickly and keep you warm if needed – if it’s cool, bring a fleece jacket just in case.
What to expect: We will be outside all day. It will be a day of going with the flow and CELEBRATING! The river is slow so we will be paddling most of the day.
Expected time commitment: However long it takes, we don’t rush the river, we go with the flow!
Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy: Refunds are given up to ONE week before the date of the event no questions asked. After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel or modify an event due to weather or conditions. Everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for the cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or other dangerous conditions.
What are you paying for? Planning, monitoring of weather and water conditions, experienced guide and outfitter services. It’s more than a rented kayak, it’s an experience! We will lift and haul all the gear you need for your adventure. We will provide instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure.