Cross Timbers State Park
|Cross Timbers State Park|
Cross Timbers State Park, March 2018
|Location||Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas, United States|
|Area||1,075 acres (4.35 km2)|
|Elevation||889 ft (271 m)|
|Governing body||Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism|
The park is settled within the hills of Verdigris River valley in southeast Kansas. Comprising 1,075 acres (435 ha) in the northern region known to early pioneers as the Cross Timbers, the park is adjacent 4,600-acre (1,900 ha) Toronto Wildlife Area and has numerous access points to the 2,800-acre (1,100 ha) Toronto Lake.
Fishing in the river offers anglers an excellent chance at white crappie, white bass, channel catfish, and flathead catfish, black bass, bluegill, and sunfish. Species common to the area included white-tailed deer, wild turkey, quail, squirrel, rabbit, dove, and raccoon. The rich variety of songbirds appeal to wildlife observers and photographers.
- "Cross Timbers State Park". Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-11.