|Elevation||1,033 ft (315 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||479103|
Kanwaka is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas located 4 miles west of Lawrence. The name is a portmanteau of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. Kanwaka was first settled in 1854. Kanwaka had a post office from 1857 to 1870 and again from 1898 until 1900.