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Linear Park Access
Blue River, Manhattan, KS
River Mile: 147.5 GPS: N39.19159 W96.53734
River (Kaw) Left
From I-70 take the Manhattan exit #313 and go 8 miles north on K-177 to Manhattan. After crossing the Kaw River bridge take the ramp marked North 177. Follow the signs to U.S.24 and turn east toward Wamego. The turn off for Linear Park is about 1 mile on the right.
This access on the west bank of the Blue River is well maintained and has ample parking. Access to the Kaw River from this ramp is very easy, but access FROM the Kaw River back to the ramp requires applied upstream paddling for a distance of about 1\3 of a mile and can be difficult to impossible, depending on releases from Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The ramp is only wide enough for one vehicle.
The next access is St. George 11.5 miles downstream at river mile 137. The first access upstream is the Manhattan K-177 Bridge Access at river mile 149.5.
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