Nature July 04, 2016
11 Unbelievable Kansas Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required
Do you remember the old TLC ditty, “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls?” We here at Only in Kansas couldn’t agree more with this sentiment, which is why we have compiled a list of 11 unbelievable Kansas waterfalls that require little to no hiking (or chasing). These outdoor wonders include:
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1. Santa Fe Lake Falls (Augusta)
Okay, so maybe it isn't a *natural* wonder (the Falls were formed by a man-made dam), but you have to admit that these cascading waters aren't something you see every day.
2. Osawatomie Dam (Osawatomie)
No matter the time of year, the Osawatomie Dam (and the nearby historic Creamery Bridge) is a true sight to behold!
3. Beloit Falls (Beloit)
It may not be the biggest of waterfalls, but one glance at this Beloit gem (and the sounds of its fast-moving waters) will make you fall in love.
4. Kanopolis Lake Waterfall (Kanopolis)
With a green golf course in the background and beautiful trees to its sides, this spillway off of Kanopolis Lake will have you thinking you aren't in Kansas anymore...
5. Bourbon Lake Falls (Elsmore)
Can you imagine fishing the well-stocked Bourbon State Fishing Lake and seeing/hearing this magnificent 30-foot-tall waterfall in the background? Amazing!
6. Brown Park Waterfall (Abilene)
It's no wonder Ike liked Abilene so much; not only is the town itself lovely, so is this small mill dam on Turkey Creek!
7. Cedar Creek Falls (Olathe)
No need to leave the big city to experience a gorgeous waterfall; just visit this enchanting overflow dam located in the heart of Olathe's Cedar Lake Park.
8. Drury Dam Waterfall (Caldwell)
Dam... that's one marvelous waterfall! (See what I did there? *chuckles to self*)
9. Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill (Cedar Point)
You are probably wondering why I have included this small waterfall (seeing as though it is barely a shoot)... Trust us; it is worth checking out for its incredible postcard-like surroundings and rich history.
10. Cowley Lake Waterfall (Dexter)
It may be a bit more of a trek to get to the bottom of these jaw-dropping, 25-foot-tall falls, but the short walk (or drive, if you choose) is well worth it.
11. Alcove Spring & Waterfall (Blue Rapids)
Last but not least on our list of easy-to-access Kansas waterfalls is that of the Alcove Spring & Waterfall; a historic natural spring that was once used by weary travelers along the Oregon Trail.
Do you want to explore even more Kansas waterfalls this summer? Then take our
Ultimate Kansas Waterfalls Road Trip!