• Riverfront Park, Leavenworth - Leavenworth, Kansas

      Riverfront Park, Leavenworth
      Photo by Peter Thody
      Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery first stopped here on July 1, 1804, camping on the Isles des Parques (Park of Fields Island) on the opposite bank of the Missouri River. According to Clark's journals, they were - very much over powered with the heat - They camped here again on Sept 14, 1806 on the journey back east, an occasion that saw Clark in much higher spirits: "Our party received a dram (of whiskey) and Sung Songs until 11 o Clock at night in the greatest harmony."

      If you go:
      The site itself probably only warrants a 10 minute visit but if you're looking to stay longer in Leavenworth, the Riverfront Park Campground is open from April 1 to October 31.


      Riverfront Park Road
      Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 USA

      Mailing address:
      Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau
      518 Shawnee
      P.O. Box 44
      Leavenworth, KS 66048 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Campground reservations
      +1 (913) 290-0034