Crawford State Park (Colorado)

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Crawford State Park
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Crawford Reservoir at low water in 2007
Map showing the location of Crawford State Park
Map showing the location of Crawford State Park
Location Delta / Montrose counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Delta, CO
Coordinates 38°41′14″N 107°35′44″W / 38.68722°N 107.59556°W / 38.68722; -107.59556Coordinates: 38°41′14″N 107°35′44″W / 38.68722°N 107.59556°W / 38.68722; -107.59556
Area 734 acres (2.97 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body Colorado State Parks

Crawford State Park is a Colorado State Park located north of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and about 30 miles (48 km) east[1] of Delta, Colorado.

The 734-acre (2.97 km2) park was established in 1974 on the shore of Crawford Reservoir, a 400 acres (1.6 km2) lake, with boat ramps and a swimming beach. Other facilities include camp sites, picnic sites and a visitors center. The park has 1.8 miles (2.9 km) of trails available to both hikers and bicyclists. Plant communities include pinyon-juniper woodlands, sagebrush and small areas of west slope grassland. Wetland and riparian areas are around the reservoir and below the dam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linda Murdock, author of All Things Colorado and Almost Native How to Pass as a Coloradan