Kayaking on the Arkansas River
Wichita Park & Recreation is activating the river with exciting river adventures and a whole new way to experience downtown Wichita! We offer a variety of ways to kayak on the river and at Watson Park from leisurely rentals to river tours. Check out all of the options available below!
Saturday & Sunday River Rentals
Closed for 2020, watch for 2021 dates coming soon.
Rentals run from June 26 - September 5; 10am-2pm
Arrive at the Old Gander Mountain dock to pay and launch.
Floating on the River
Enroll in one of our various float trips at sunrise, sunset, seniors or a glow float! Floats include personalized photos, food and beverages, along with a one of a kind experience.
Enjoy a moonlight trip along the river with the stars shining overhead! You and the kayaks will be glowing with lights and glow sticks as you make your way to the Keeper of the Plains to watch the Ring of fire lighting from the water.
Spend some time learning kayaking basics and then set your course towards the Keeper of the Plains at a relaxed and easy pace. Not sure if you can make the return trip back? We have got you covered! The evening ends with a barbeque dinner on the patio of the Wichita Boathouse.
Launch just before twilight into the stillness of the morning and catch the glorious sunrise! Photos will be taken during the tour and at the Keeper of the Plains. The morning will end with a full breakfast on the patio of the Wichita Boathouse.
Enjoy the glowing sky and ever-changing colors of the sunset on this tour! There's a brief stop for photos at the Keeper of the Plains and then it's back to the patio of the Wichita Boathouse to enjoy a barbeque dinner while relaxing to the sounds of soothing music.