Kanopolis Lake Legacy Trail, developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers,
provides a peek at the rich history of the area before the construction of
Kanopolis Dam. This self-guided auto tour starts at the
Information Center, and travels to 27 historical sites before returning to the
Information Center. The complete route is approximately 80 miles. Utilizing
existing paved, gravel roads, and graded dirt roads, the time to complete tour
will vary, but, it is recommended to allow at least three hours. It is also best
not to venture onto dirt roads during poor weather conditions.
#1 Kanopolis Lake Information Center - The
Kansas River Basin is subject to infrequent but surprisingly destructive floods.
In 1826, a solid wall of water from the