This Year We are Floating the Duck’s Head on the Platte River

Join Platte County Parks for our FLOAT THE DUCK’S HEAD Platte River float on August 22nd. This 7.75 mile float will begin at Sharp’s Station and finish at the boat ramp on the Duck’s Head at Platte Falls Conservation Area outside Platte Ciy, MO. We will begin the float trip at 9 a.m. and be back to The Duck’s Head by 12 p.m. This event is a “bring your own” event as we will not be providing canoes, kayaks, paddles or life preservers. Kayaks may be rented from KC Kayak and Canoe for a fee.

Drop your boat and equipment at Sharps Station. Shuttle bus will pick up at Platte Falls Ducks Head Parking Lot.

Shuttle Bus Departs from Duck’s Head parking lot at 8:30 am sharp! There is limited shuttle bus space. These spots fill up fast.

  • 8:30 am - Shuttle Bus departs Duck's Head parking lot
  • 9:00 am - Launch from Sharp’s Station
  • 12:00 pm: Cook out in the Duck’s Head Parking lot afterwards!! Plan on having lunch with us! We will have the grill fired up. Sponsored by Jack Laney with Remax Revolution.

When you get off the river, please sign in at the Platte County Parks table and pick up your t-shirt if you ordered one.

Duck’s Head Directions (Platte Falls Conservation Area):
Exit 19 off I-29, Turn East on HH Hwy, Turn North on Knighton Avenue in front of Wearhouse and More and Platte County Readi Mix, Keep following gravel road all the way back to the Duck’s Head Parking Lot (Platte Falls Conservation area).

Event Details

Cost: FREE (BYOK) or Kayak Rental Fee
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Shuttle Bus Departs:
8:30 am
Launch: 9:00 am
Return/Cook Out: 12:00 pm

Boat/Equipment Dropoff:
Sharp's Station
16995 Interurban Road
Platte City, MO

Shuttle Bus Departs/Float Ends:
Platte Falls Conservation Area
Duck's Head Parking Lot
15665 Knighton Road
Platte City, MO

For more information call 816-858-3419 or email [email protected].

Sharp's Station (Boat Dropoff/Launch)

Duck's Head (Shuttle Departure/Return)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Parks, trails and playgrounds at Platte County Park maintained facilities ARE NOW OPEN.  Please practice proper social distancing while using the parks.