Float on the Platte River

UPDATE: Due to the pandemic situation, Platte County Parks will not be able to provide shuttles for this event. We are not quite sure what the plans will be for this program at this time. We will update this program info and post on Platte County Parks facebook as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Join Platte County Parks for our FLOAT THE DUCK’S HEAD Platte River float. 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.

  • Bring your own boat
  • Don't forget your paddle, water and life preserver.
  • Kayaks, Canoes, or SUPs welcome!
  • Distance is 2.5 miles and takes about an hour.

The Duck's Head is a unique situation where the entrance and exit ramps are in the same parking lot. No car shuttling needed.
If you need to rent a kayak: www.kcriverrun.com Must be 14 years or older to rent a kayak from Kansas City Kayak & Canoe LLC.
Platte County Parks will provide rentals for the first 10 people who sign up that need kayak rentals. (Cost is $30)


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: TBD
Arrive: 8:30 am
Launch: 9:00 am

Boat/Equipment Start:
Platte Falls Conservation Area
Duck's Head Parking Lot
15665 Knighton Road
Platte City, MO

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)