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Crawford State Park 'Leisurely hike' © Richard C. Davis
The fall of the year is a good time to enjoy the hiking trails.
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Crawford State Park
CRAWFORD STATE PARK
CRAWFORD STATE PARK
1 Lake Rd.
Farlington, Kansas    66734

Phone: 620-362-3671
Crawford State Park
'Leisurely hike'
© richard davis

The fall of the year is a good time to enjoy the hiking trails.

Crawford State Park
'Golden Sunrise in Autumn'
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The long rays of a golden sunrise as they create shadows on a cold autumn day. Photo from Evening Breeze Point at Crawford State Park near Farlington, Kansas.

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'Cabin at the Lake'
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Roaring fire casts soft and low light on cabin nearby. Photo taken on Evening Breeze Point at Crawford State Park near Farlington, Kansas.

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'Biking on the trail'
© richard davis

Biking together is a pleasant way to take in the trails.

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'Sparkling fall colors'
© richard davis

Vivid fall colors are enhanced by the sparkle of the sun reflected off of the lake.

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' richard davis Observe nature'
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Keep a sharp eye out for unexpected beauty as you explore the nature trails

Crawford State Park
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Cabins on Evening Breeze Point at Crawford State Park near Farlington, Kansas. Photo shows dull overcast autumn day with warm golden tones exhibited by fallen leaves.

Rich in history and spectacular scenery, Crawford State Park has a flavor all its own. This southeast Kansas treasure, located 9 miles north of Girard in Crawford County, resides on a 150-acre lake built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's. 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 & Parks' Farlington Fish Hatchery, which was built shortly after the CCC completed construction of the lake.

The 500-acre park features seven campgrounds with 74 water/electric utility campsites and 425 primitive campsites, two boat ramps, two bathhouses, and a swimming beach. Sand volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, and a playground offer more recreational opportunities. Food, fuel and convenience items are available at the full-service marina and restaurant located within the park.

Anglers enjoy excellent fishing for channel catfish, crappie, and striped bass. Pleasure boating and scuba diving are among favorite recreational pursuits.

Located on the edge of the Ozarks, Crawford State Park illustrates the variety of landscapes available in Kansas state parks. Redbud trees offer spectacular beauty in spring, and the lush foliage of the surrounding forest is a naturalist's delight.
History of the Area
Gardner Cave is the third longest limestone cavern in Washington. Its early history is unknown. Contemporary accounts indicate the cave was discovered in the summer of 1903 by Mr. Ed Gardner, who homesteaded a quarter section near the cave.
Boating
BOATING AND MARINA

Pleasure boating and scuba diving is allowed. Food, fuel and convenience items are provided at the full service marina and restaurant located within the park. Many special events are held throughout the year.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 18
Park and lake are great, but it is very concerning that rangers did not enforce burn ban and allowed a few people to put other campers at risk!
May 2 Wonderful experience all the way around! by SEK Proud
Very relaxing environment, friendly folks, clean cabins, easy access to entire park, the playground for the children is top notch. We visited for the first time last summer. Loved it so much were are planning and entire family gathering there in a few weeks!
July 11 Great Place to Relax by B. Curnutt
We stayed in one of the cabins at Crawford State Park in June. The people in charge were very hospitalble and helpful. The sceenry is absolutely breath taking and a nice dock in which to fish from. The cabin is also very comfortable and clean. We are planning on a return trip next year.
August 27 The accessible cabins are wonderful!! by Debbie from Arkansas
Our son uses a power wheelchair and was able to get around in the cabin and fully access the bathroom, shower and kitchen. It is a great place to relax! We will return.


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Crawford State Park1 Lake Rd.,Farlington, KS 66734(620) 362-3671 (Area Office)(785) 271-7329 (Regional Office)

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