Crawford State Park (Kansas)
|Crawford State Park|
The shore and lake at Crawford State Park
|Location||Crawford, Kansas, United States|
|Area||500 acres (200 ha)|
|Elevation||994 ft (303 m)|
|Named for||Gov. Samuel J. Crawford|
|Governing body||Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism|
The 500-acre (200 ha) park, resides on a 150-acre (61 ha) lake built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. There are two recorded archaeological sites within the park's boundaries, including remnants of a 19th-century U.S. military outpost. An interpretive trail connects the park with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks' Farlington Fish Hatchery, which was built shortly after the CCC completed construction of the lake.
Located on the edge of the Ozarks, Crawford State Park illustrates the variety of landscapes available in Kansas. Redbud trees offer spectacular beauty in spring, and the lush foliage of the surrounding forest is a naturalist's delight.
- "Crawford State Park". Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-11.