Elk River (Kansas)
|Part of||Verdigris River|
|- location||Southwest Greenwood County, Flint Hills, Kansas, United States|
|- elevation||735 ft (224 m)|
|- location||Near Independence, Kansas, United States|
|- elevation||224 ft (68 m) |
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||95 mi (153 km), Southeast |
Description and course
The Elk River is formed by a collection of intermittent streams in southwestern Greenwood County, and flows for about 95 miles (153 km) generally east-southeast through Butler, Elk, and Montgomery counties, past the towns of Elk Falls, Longton and Elk City. It joins the Verdigris River at the northern edge of the city of Independence.
Between Elk City and Independence, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam causes the river to form Elk City Lake. A state park and federal lands along the lake offer recreation, including three National Recreation Trails.
|confluence with the Verdigris River)(|
- "Elk City Lake, KS". Recreation.gov. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
- "Elk City State Park". Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elk River