The Ultimate Kansas Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

Kansas is a tragically underrated state. Between the rolling green hills and beautiful, seemingly endless fields, it’s easy to get lost in the best kind of way. You know, you ought to be planning a road trip – and what better road trip is there than visiting a few of the state’s most stunning waterfalls? Go ahead and gas up the car, grab a friend and follow this map for the ultimate waterfall road trip in Kansas (link to interactive Google Map can be found here):

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Begin wherever you want; we are going to start in Blue Rapids. Click the link beneath the map for driving instructions!

We don’t know about you, but we feel like this particular waterfall road trip in Kansas is among the best – though we might be a little biased. Which waterfalls in this beautiful state would you add to the trip? Tell us in the comments!

Address: Alcove Spring, KS 66411, USA
Address: Geary County State Lake, Lyon, KS 66441, USA
Address: Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845, USA
Address: Cowley County State Lake, Spring Creek, KS 67005, USA
Address: Eureka City Lake, Eureka, KS 67045, USA
Address: Edgerton City Lake, Edgerton, KS 66021, USA
Address: Olathe, KS, USA
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Waterfall Road Trips in Kansas

August 02, 2021

Are there any waterfalls in Kansas?  

There most certainly are! In fact, Kansas is home to at least 100 or so waterfalls that are worth seeing some time. Some of the most incredible are ones that really catch your eye, like the small-but-mighty waterfall in Emporia, Kansas, which is fed by the Cottonwood River, and Pillsbury Crossing in Riley County is a favorite among photographers for reasons that become obvious when you visit. Perhaps the most splendid of all, however, is the incredible waterfall at Cowley Lake, in Dexter. This area has made it to countless “must-see” lists all over the internet; it’s a picture-perfect waterfall in a stunning natural landscape. For more of our favorite waterfalls in Kansas, visit this article.  

What are some natural wonders in Kansas?  

Did you know that there are enough things in Kansas that could be considered “wonders” that there’s a list of the “8 Wonders of Kansas”? Well, now you do. Each of them is wonderful in their own way, and have certainly earned their places on the list. A handful of those things are made by nature itself, whom we kind of feel is the best artist there is. Monument Castle, as well as Castle Rock, top the list as some of the most visited of the wonders. The Kansas Wetlands Complex is another, and it’s an interesting and educational place to take the whole family someday. You might also really love Table Rock, which is a strange geological formation that is…well, exactly what it sounds like.  

What are some fun things to do in Kansas? 

Anything you can think to do in most other states is totally doable in Kansas! In fact, the state is so beautiful that it’s quite a popular place for campers to explore. The camping here is second to none, and the fishing is pretty close to perfect, too. Hike, walk, or bike on any one of the more than 80 trails weaving throughout the state. Alternatively, you can enjoy a day in the big city, if that’s more your thing – visit Kansas City (both the Kansas and the Missouri side) and taste some of the best barbecue in the nation or admire the beauty of the skyline over the river. There’s plenty to do in Kansas – you just need to know where to look!  

Address: Alcove Spring, KS 66411, USA
Address: Geary County State Lake, Lyon, KS 66441, USA
Address: Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845, USA
Address: Cowley County State Lake, Spring Creek, KS 67005, USA
Address: Eureka City Lake, Eureka, KS 67045, USA
Address: Edgerton City Lake, Edgerton, KS 66021, USA
Address: Olathe, KS, USA