Crowder State Park
|Crowder State Park|
|Location||Grundy, Missouri, United States|
|Area||1,912.06 acres (7.7378 km2)|
|Elevation||758 ft (231 m)|
|Governing body||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Crowder State Park|
Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge
|Nearest city||Trenton, Missouri|
|Area||Less than one acre|
|Built by||Civilian Conservation Corps|
|Architectural style||Rustic arch|
|MPS||ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR|
|NRHP reference #||85000505|
|Added to NRHP||March 4, 1985|
Crowder State Park is a public recreation area of 1,912 acres (774 ha) surrounding 18-acre (7.3 ha) Crowder Lake near Trenton in Grundy County, Missouri, USA. The state park and lake are named after Maj. General Enoch H. Crowder, who was born and raised near the park.
The Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge, a small single-arch span of reinforced concrete with a facing of cut stone built about 1939, is the only surviving structure erected in the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps.:93–95 It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Activities and amenities
The park offers picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
- "Crowder State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Crowder State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- "Crowder State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
- Bonnie Wright (n.d.). "ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR, Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 1, 2017. (includes 1 photograph)
- "Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge". NPGallery Digital Asset Management System. National Park Service. Retrieved April 26, 2018.