Woodend boat ramp

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by AC1108, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. AC1108

    AC1108 Member

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    I went fishing on the Kaw this weekend at the West end of Woodend road by 88th street and see they are putting in a boat ramp. That will be a nice addition. According to the sign it is being made by volunteers and they are looking for help with general labor and some skilled construction.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    My father-in-law and I went down to the Kansas river in May, we went down to 435 and Kaw, no luck so we went on west of there to the boat ramp in Edwardsville, but it looks like the torn it out and put piles of brush down there.. Does the boat ramp at 88th and woodend on the kansas river or a small creek that flows into the kansas?

    chris
     

  3. AC1108

    AC1108 Member

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    It wouldn't actually be on 88th street but at the far west end of Woodend where that little park is. They have the whole ground tore up with it sloping towards the Kansas River but I can't remember for the life of me what the name of that road is. It's west of Peterbilt and Cintas and the last place you come to before you have to turn back to the north by the police shooting range. I hope that helps some
     
  4. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    So this new ramp is above the low water damn at 435 ?
     
  5. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Yeah Brad its above it, in Edwardsville. :D
     
  6. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Thats Cool!!! it will no doubt be nice to have a ramp there. When I read 88th and woodend i was real excited 'cause thats just below the low water dam. It's quite a trek up to 435 from Kaw point. but none the less when that ramp opens it will give good access to the edwardville and bonner area of the Kaw so its all good!
     
  7. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Thats good fishin, you can get back there where mill creek and the kaw meet. Man I know they're big fish back up in that spot.
     
  8. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Any ideas when that ramp will be open?

    If they are looking for volenteers why don't a bunch of us go help out on a saturday or something like that?

    sure would be nice if that ramp was ready to go this spring wouldn't it guys?
     
  9. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Gotta work Fri and Sat , or I would donate a couple hours. Im gonna go check that ramp out Tues , and maybe fish that spot for a couple of hours. :)
     
  10. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    I drove by it this afternoon. It's graveled in enough that it is probably usable now, but it would be better to wait until it's paved. This ramp will open up a whole section of the Kaw that's been really hard to get to!

    I'd donate some time, but things are a little too crazy right now :sad:
     
  11. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Just west of the ramp, there is the sand plant, my father in law told me he used to fish it alot when he knew the owners of the plant. The plant dredged a section of the river out, suppose to be some really good fishin there. He has pulled quite a few large cats from that section.

    chris
     
  12. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    I don't have a boat but I would sure like to get on that creek mouth.
     
  13. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    I'm going to donate a large chunk of the rebar they need to pour it but i could use a couple of guys to help lay it down and tie it. it is a pretty long ramp and i'm not lookin forward to doin it but man i want that access and it's five minutes from my house. :cool:
     
  14. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Any new updates on the boat ramp?
     
  15. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Last time I checked it was about 88% should be done now. Maybe
     
  16. sparky806

    sparky806 New Member

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    I was just down there today. Concrete looks complete, but still blocked off. If I had to guess, I would say that they poured withen a week ago. Hope it opens soon. Richard
     
  17. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    How safe do you think the boat ramp is going to be?

    chris
     
  18. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Chris , thats not a very bad area at all. Should be just fine. :)
     
  19. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Yeah my mother-in-law stays rig there. good area.
     
  20. sparky806

    sparky806 New Member

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    Checked the ramp Saturday. It's not open yet, but they do have gravel piled up for the lot/entry to the ramp. Hopfully by next weekend it might be usable. A short boat ride to 435 will sure beat that walk. I'll check it this week.
    Richard