MR340

Ramps

Last updated 4/19/23

Here's a list of the ramps available to MR340 racers and ground crews, with a little information on what you can expect to find there. Click the Access Name to jump to a Google pin for that location. For more details on Food available, click here.

Keep in mind, in more remote areas, Google Maps becomes less reliable. Rural boat ramps are a great example of that.

Here's a Google Map you can click to find all of these locations:

RM 367.5 Right - Kaw Point Park - RACE START/CHECKPOINT 1 –

  • Start 8:00am Tues. (7:00am Solos)
  • Ramp Approach: points downstream to the confluence on the Kaw River
  • Access Amenities:
    • Full restroom in main parking area
    • Kaw Point Park with shade
  • Food: N/A
  • Water: A few hydrants available
  • Comments -

RM 363.1 Right - KC Riverfront Park - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: ramp points downstream; some rocky bank landing
  • Access Amenities:
    • no restrooms
    • large parking
  • Food: N/A
  • Water: N/A

RM 352.6 Right - LaBenite Park - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: points downstream; plenty of muddy bank landing
  • Access Amenities:
    • Pit toilets
    • plenty parking, pavilion
  • Food: N/A
  • Water: N/A
    • Quik Trip 3.6 miles away

RM 341.2 Left - Cooley Lake Access - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: hides behind dike structures; points perpendicular to the river; muddy bank landing available
  • Amenities:
    • Pit toilets
  • Food: N/A
    - Comments: a lot of fishermen

RM 337.2 Right - Sibley/Fort Osage Access  - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: points downstream, some rocky and muddy bank landing
  • Amenities:
    • no restrooms
    • Fort Osage County Park just up hill with restrooms.
  • Food: N/A - Closest town with food is Buckner
  • Comments: Very small parking lot. Narrow gravel road entrance.

RM 328.7Napoleon/Army Corps Boat Ramp- UNSUPPORTED, closed to public except during MR340 race

  • Ramp Approach: Narrow Boat Ramp points downstream. Some access from park upstream of ramp
  • Food: N/A
  • Amenities:
    • Restrooms inside Corps offices
    • Portable Toilets outside
    • Water hydrant on outside of building
    • Limited Parking

Comments: Ramp generally closed to public but open for MR340 Race. Facility owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

RM 316.4 Right - Lexington Riverfront Park - PADDLESTOP

  • Reaper Pace: Tues. 4:00pm
  • Ramp Approach: 2 boat ramps pointing downstream; Plenty rocky and muddy bank landing
  • Food: Restaurants in town, Boy Scout concessions during the race
  • Amenities:
    • privy restrooms
    • Portable toilets on site
    • one mile to town with restaurants and gas stations available
    • Comments: Large Parking lot, but some space is taken up by Corps Rock Loading facility

RM 293.5 Right - Waverly Access - CHECKPOINT 2

  • Open: Tues. 2:30pm
  • Close: Tues. 8:00pm
  • Ramp Approach:
  • Food: Concessions during the race, restaurants in town
  • Amenities:
    • Full restroom upstairs past the train tracks at upstream ramp
    • Portable Toilets at each site
    • Water hydrant next to pavilion upstairs
    • Restaurants and gas stations available in town
  • Comments:
    • IMPORTANT! There is no railroad gate at Waverly. You must stop and look and listen before crossing.
    • not a lot of parking space at either ramp

RM 262.8 Right - Miami Access - PADDLESTOP

  • Reaper Pace: Wed. 9:00am
  • Ramp Approach: Points downstream; Swift water off of rocky bank, some mud bank in eddy past the ramp but safety boats are often there.
  • Food: Concessions during race
  • Amenities:
    • Pit Toilets
    • Portable Toilets on site
  • Comments: NOT a lot of parking, gets very congested late Tuesday night.

RM 239.1 Left - Dalton Bottoms Access - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: Points downstream; Rocky bank available for landing; No lights, easy to miss at night.
  • Amenities: N/A
  • Food: Brunswick and Keytesville are small towns on the way/nearby with gas stations

RM 226.1 Left - Glasgow/Stump Island - CHECKPOINT 3

  • Open: Tues. 9:00pm
  • Close: Wed. 4:00pm
  • Ramp Approach: Points downstream
  • Food: Food Truck Fresh Food On The Go during the race, Food in town
  • Amenities:
    • privy restrooms right above the boat ramp
    • full restroom and showers past the field and pavilion
    • water spigot by the pavilion
    • Charlie’s Quik-Chek (grocery) less than a mile from boat ramp into town
    • Restaurants and gas stations available
  • Comments: large recreational park, a lot of space and some RV campspots.

RM 195.2 Left - Franklin Island Access - PADDLESTOP

  • Reaper Pace: Thurs. 7:00am
  • Ramp Approach: pointed slightly downstream, pretty swift water
  • Food: During the race Progressive Insurance will have potatoes
  • Amenities:
    • Rental toilets on site
    • Casey’s gas station in New Franklin (on the way) and Snoddy’s Store (grocery) on right after crossing bridge from Boonville.
    • Gas stations, hotels, and restaurants available in Boonville across 40 bridge

RM 185.1 Right - Taylor's Landing Access  - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: new ramp pointed downstream. Ramp is on right less than a mile below I-70 bridge.
  • Amenities:
    • closest gas station off of I-70 highway - MO River Tire
    • NO Pit Toilet
  • Food: N/A
  • Comments:
    • secluded boat ramp
    • large parking space
    • The "Old" Taylor's Landing was upstream of the I-70 bridge and the road to it is now closed. Google maps still shows the Old Taylor's Landing but shows the new ramp as "Taylor's Access".

RM 179.6 - Left - Huntsdale/Former Katfish Katy's Access - SUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: ramp points slightly downstream. Tucked back into the bank. Difficult to see at night but should have a flag and flasher.
  • Amenities:
    • rental toilets on site.
  • Food: Boy Scout Troop
  • Comments:
    • This property has been donated to The Nature Conservancy. The Station House Restaurant is no longer open.
    • If water is low enough, sandbar directly across boat ramp (RR), and California Island sandbar is about 2 mi downstream RL

RM 170.2 Left - Cooper's Landing Marina - PADDLESTOP

  • Reaper Pace: Thurs. 12:00pm (noon)
  • Ramp Approach:
    • Dike structure aimed slightly downstream just before boat ramp! Must pass then turn upstream into eddy to paddle to ramp.
    • Dock just downstream of ramp; don't get swept into
    • Ramp points downstream
  • Amenities:
    • rental toilets on the right side of the General Store
    • camping available at a cost
    • Store with drinks and snacks
  • Food:
    • Food trucks each day from noon until 8 p.m., plus sandwiches, drinks, and snacks for purchase in the General Store

RM 159.8 Left - Hartsburg Access - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: points downstream; difficult to see from river until you are right there.
  • Amenities: N/A
  • Food: N/A
  • Comments: Hartsburg is about 3 miles out past the ramp access road. There are two restaurants with limited hours.

RM 158 Right - Marion Access Area Ramp - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: Points perpendicular to the river
    • Access sits just after Moniteau Creek mouth
  • Amenities: N/A
  • Food: N/A
  • Comments: pretty secluded access, next city with decent amenities is Jeff City

RM 144 Left - Jefferson City - Wilson Serenity Point at Noren Access - CHECKPOINT 4

  • Open: Wed. 5:00am
  • Close: Thurs. 4:00pm
  • Ramp Approach: Points downstream. There is a shallow dike just upstream of ramp. Many people land on sandbar to the right (downstream) of ramp. Ramp is just upstream of bridge.
  • Amenities:
    • Pit toilets near parking
    • portable toilets on site
  • Comments: noisy from bridge

RM 124.7 Left - Mokane Access - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: Points slightly downstream. Access sits just after Middle River mouth
  • Amenities: N/A
  • Food: N/A
  • Comments: pretty secluded access. Some nice shade.

RM 117.9 Right - Chamois Access - Limited Support for 2024

  • Ramp Approach: Points slightly downstream, closer to perpendicular with the river. Trailing (parallel) dike upstream stretches almost in front of the ramp, so turn in at last minute after dike.
  • Amenities:
    • Bathrooms and showers at pavilion a short walk from ramp.
    • Small campground first come first served by ramp.
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  • Food:
    • Osage High FBLA will have concessions during race
    • about 1/2 mile walk from ramp (use pedestrian walkway) is a couple restaurants, a bar and the sweet General Store (open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
    • Jerry's Stop & Go Gas Station and Convenience Store in town.

RM 97.7 Right - Hermann Riverfront Park - CHECKPOINT 5

  • Open: Wed. 10:00am
  • Close: Fri. 8:00am
  • Ramp Approach:
    • 2 boat ramps- first ramp points upstream, second ramp perpendicular to the river
    • First ramp preferred for paddle access landing
    • Dike structure/walkway protrudes into the river between ramps
    • Rocky bank downstream of both ramps
  • Amenities:
    • full restroom at pavilion
    • park with large pavilion
    • Boy Scout concessions all night.
    • beautiful historic town is right on the river with restaurants, b&bs, gas stations and more.
  • Comments: train runs right next to riverfront. But by this time you can sleep through anything.

RM 81.4 Right - New Haven Boat Ramp - PADDLESTOP

  • Reaper Pace: Fri. 11:00am
  • Ramp Approach:
    • Points slightly downstream
      o Dike with wood pilings protrudes into the river upstream side of the ramp. Paddle wide around dike then turn up into eddy to paddle into ramp.
    • At end of string of street lights along river.
  • Amenities:
    • flush bathrooms a short walk from ramp. Take a right there and bathroom and showers available at Lion’s Club across from Paddle Stop Brewery
    • Full services up on Hwy 100, cool historic downtown with glass shop, distillery and brewery.

RM 68.3 Right - Washington City Access - PADDLESTOP

  • Reaper Pace: Fri. 1:30pm
  • Ramp Approach: Wide boat ramp points upstream. Can be difficult to land. If river is low, will be a long trailing (parallel) dike upstream of ramp. If you can duck behind that at the upper end it's easier to land on the ramp.
  • Amenities:
    • Full restrooms by pavilion
    • Large pavilion with water fountains
  • Food:
    • Short walk into town with various restaurants

RM 56.3 Left - Klondike Park Boat Ramp - CHECKPOINT 6

  • Open: Wed. 2:00pm
  • Close: Fri. 4:00pm
  • Ramp Approach: points downstream. Miss Augusta yacht will either be docked at a newly constructed dock just upstream of ramp or will be doing river tours.
  • Amenities:
    • Pit toilets
    • Short distance to the town of Augusta with B&Bs and wineries.
  • Comments: large parking space.

 RM 48.6 Left - Weldon Spring Boat Launch - UNSUPPORTED

  • Ramp Approach: points downstream. Some mud landing downstream of ramp.
  • Amenities: N/A (No pit toilets)
  • Food: N/A
  • Comments: about 20 miles to the finish!

RM 28.8 - Lewis & Clark Boat House Ramp (Bishop's Landing) - FINISH LINE!!!!

  • Open: Wed. 5:00pm
  • Close: Fri. 9:00pm
  • Ramp Approach: points perpendicular to the river. Just downstream of Boat House & Museum structure.
  • Amenities:
    • Portable toilets available
    • Plenty parking
    • Single shower in lower floor of Boat House
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