Places to Visit—Elk Falls

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color photo of river and waterfall, taken from above in summer
small drawing of Kansas map with Elk County highlighted in red

Elk County, Kansas

Every once in awhile, just when you think you know the Kansas landscape, it springs a surprise. Elk Falls is on the east edge of the town by the same name. Here the Elk River drops four to six feet over the Elgin sandstone.

A rock wall near the falls is evidence of a mill that once stood here, and downstream from the waterfall stands a majestic iron bridge, built in 1893, that is now on the national register of historic places. This waterfall is publicly accessible (from The Geologic Record, vol. 3.3).

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