Book describes almost 1,000 miles of rivers available to the public
MADISON, Wis. -- For years, Kansas canoe, kayak, and float-trip enthusiasts have pined for places to put boats in the water and enjoy a peaceful day on the river. While those places have always existed, they haven't been well-known. With the publication of Dave Murphy's Paddling Kansas, Kansas river riders can now find ready access to more than 925 miles of the best public recreational rivers and streams in the state, including more than 100 single- or multi-day trips, and more than 200 public river access points.

Precise maps show roads, "put-ins" and "take-outs," rapids, dams, and river mileage. Each trip is described in a comprehensive and entertaining narrative that includes camping opportunities, water levels, shuttle routes, alternate access points, and the geography and history of each river.

Murphy has kayaked, rafted, and canoed thousands of miles around the world, from Montana to the Philippines. An expert whitewater kayaker and rafter, he has served as president of the Kansas City Whitewater Club and the Kansas Canoe and Kayak Association.

For more information or to purchase a copy of Paddling Kansas, go online to www.trailsbooks.com/detail.php?id=543.