Spring River from Baxter Springs, KS, to Hwy 10 in Oklahoma

  • Spring River

    Spring River

A self-supported trip created by JenSixStones

Trip Overview

We started off at 10:30am in Baxter Springs, KS, and ended where Spring River goes under Hwy 10 near High Winds Casino in Oklahoma around 4:30pm. The Spring River slows dramatically once away from Baxter Springs. We ended up having to paddle the last 5 miles or so because the river was flowing so slowly. I'd recommend a shorter float for first timers here, either from Baxter Springs to Devil's Promenade Bridge or from Devil's Promenade Bridge to Hwy 10. There are no other put-ins or take-outs in this area of the river. We saw few other people on the river, just a few in boats and at the landings listed above, and lots of fish jumping.

Gear Notes

Bring a pole if you like to fish. Also bring a hat, there's very little shade from the sun.


The Spring River slows dramatically once away from Baxter Springs and is a very calm wide river. Being a slow wide river, there's no much shade along this route.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 5/14/2022
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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