Float on the Platte River

Join Platte County Parks for our FLOAT ON THE  PLATTE RIVER float. This 7.75 mile float will begin at Sharp Station and finish at the boat ramp on the Duck’s Head at Platte Falls Conservation Area outside Platte City, 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.

  • Bring your own boat
  • Don't forget your paddle, water and life preserver.
  • Kayaks, Canoes, or SUPs welcome!
  • Distance is 7.75 miles and takes about 2-3 hours.

We will be providing shuttle buses from Duck's Head Parking lot to Sharp Station.

Bus will leave promptly from Duck's Head at 8:30AM. If you need to shuttle your vehicle. Carpool with your group.
1. Take and drop your people, boats and equipment to Sharp's Station.
2. One person drive the vehicle to Duck's Head.
3. Get on the bus by 8:30 AM PROMPT!!
4. Bus will take you to the Start of the float at Sharp Station
5. Float to your car!
6. Have fun and be safe.

Please wear water friendly clothes and shoes. Bring snacks and water!

This trip is for 14 years and older! Must wear life jackets the entire time while on the Platte River.

If you have any questions about this float, please call 816-858-3419.

Registration is now open. Spaces will fill up fast. Shuttle space limited. Kayak rentals are first come first serve.

 

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 Bring your own Boat
Date: August 21, 2021
Arrive: 8:00 am
Launch: 9:00 am

Rental INFO: $10 per kayak. (Regular cost is $30)
Must be 14 years or older. Limited quantites. First Come First Serve. 

Boat/Equipment & Gear Start:
Sharp Station
16995 Interurban Rd.
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)