Cedar Creek Falls
Found: July 10, 2016
This natural waterfall is located on the south side of Dennis Avenue (or 143rd Street, whichever you prefer, but the street signs say Dennis in this area) where Cedar Creek empties into Lake Olathe at the south end of the lake. The Dennis Avenue bridge crosses over the south end of the lake and you can see the falls as you drive by. The falls were running pretty good this day as I’m sure all the recent rains are keeping the creeks flowing.
It is a popular fishing area in that the pool where Cedar Creek empties into is easily accessible. There are large rocks down to the lake’s edge on the east side. As you can see in a couple of pictures, there was a man and his two kids fishing the day I took the photos. Do be careful though, it is uneven terrain.
There is a small turnout on the southeast end of the bridge, but if someone is already there fishing that spot may be taken and it’s big enough for maybe two vehicles, depending on how they parked. There is a driveway to nowhere a little west of bridge on the south side, but there was someone parked there the day I was there. If you go a little further west of the bridge, on the north side there is what looks to be a camping area, that may or may not be used anymore as there were no signs anywhere, that you can pull into. It is maybe a quarter-mile away, if that far, and you will have to cross the road to get to the waterfall.