Crowder State Park

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Crowder State Park
Missouri State Park
Country United States
State Missouri
County Grundy
Elevation 758 ft (231 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°05′41″N 93°39′44″W / 40.09472°N 93.66222°W / 40.09472; -93.66222Coordinates: 40°05′41″N 93°39′44″W / 40.09472°N 93.66222°W / 40.09472; -93.66222 [1]
Area 1,912.1 acres (774 ha) [2]
Established 1938
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Crowder State Park
Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge
Nearest city Trenton, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1939 (1939)
Architectural style Rustic arch
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP Reference # 85000505[3]
Added to NRHP March 4, 1985

Crowder State Park is a 1,912-acre (774 ha) state park near Trenton, Missouri, USA. It surrounds Crowder Lake in Grundy County. Both are named after Maj. General Enoch H. Crowder, an officer in the United States military who was born and raised near the park.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers picnicking, a 42-unit campground, fishing, swimming and canoeing on 18-acre (7.3 ha) Crowder Lake, and four trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.[4]

The Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[3] It was built about 1939, and is a small single-arched span of reinforced concrete with a facing of cut stone. It is the only surviving structure erected in Crowder State Park by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[5]:93-95

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crowder State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State parks...estimated acres" (PDF). Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Crowder State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bonnie Wright (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR, Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01.  (includes 1 photograph)

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