Kaw Point Park

Kaw Point was a significant spot in the journey of Lewis and Clark.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at Kaw Point, the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, on June 26, 1804. The expedition camped at Kaw Point for three days to rest, repair their boats, explore the surrounding countryside, and for the first time during their journey, engage martial law.

Today, Kaw Point is located in the center of metropolitan Kansas City with a great view of downtown, but the Point itself remains in a natural state with beautiful wooded trails, wildflowers, and wildlife. Located along the river, the park has access to highways, the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail, and two great rivers. This accessible park has an infrastructure to support a large number of visitors, and has an outdoor amphitheater equipped with electricity for performing arts and special events.

Contact Information

1 River City Drive

Kansas City, KS 66101

Phone: 913-677-2088


Location Type

Interpretive Signs


Site Info

Hiking Trails

Natural Area



Wheel Chair Accessible