Crawford State Park

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Crawford

Crawford State Park attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually. The 500-acre park includes a 150-acre lake, and is locally known as both “Crawford Lake” and “Farlington Lake”. The area includes a lakeside cafe, cabins and campsites, numerous recreational opportunities, and a spectacular view with plenty of water to explore and fish.

Rooted in history and home to 80 residents, there are two recorded archaeological sites in the park, including the remains of a 19th century U.S. military outpost. The lake was built in the 1930’s over a four year period by 200 young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a recreation destination. Operated by the State of Kansas, the park is also cared for in part by a volunteer group, Friends of Crawford State Park.

Lake View Café
2 Lake Road
Farlington, Kansas
(620) 362-4131
Open seasonally on the bank of Farlington Lake in Crawford State Park.

Cabin Rental, Camping & RV’s
Ideal for family reunions, club camp outs, and other group activities, Crawford State Park offers five lakefront rental cabins with all the comforts of home, and six campgrounds, that are shaded by mature cottonwoods and oaks and redbuds in a beautiful lake setting. All are available year round by reservation.

Cabin and campsite reservations are first come, first served, and are taken at ReserveAmerica.com or by calling the park office at (620) 362-3671 during office hours.

All cabins are ADA accessible, air conditioned and heated, have bathrooms with showers, kitchens are complete with stove, refrigerator, microwave, pots and pans, dishware and utensils, and have a grill, fire ring, and a picnic table. The SHADY REST offers three full-size beds, two twin beds, and a bunk bed. The NORTH WIND, MORNING GLORY, and THE LANDING offer one bedroom with a full-size bed and a futon. The front rooms offer a twin-size Murphy bed and a sofa.

Campsites & RV
There are 28 primitive campsites, 38 electric only sites, 25 50 amp/water sites, and 20 30 amp/ water sites. All campsites have a spectacular view of the lake. For your convenience, there are three bathhouses, and a dump station for RV’s.

On The Lake
While youth enjoy a sandy swimming beach and playgrounds, pleasure boaters, kayakers, tubers and water skiers enjoy the lake, and anglers enjoy fishing, using docks and two boat ramps to fish for channel catfish, crappie, and striped bass, supplied by a national fish hatchery located below the dam.

The ADA compliant playground at Crawford State Park’s beach area was installed in 2006. The playground consists of numerous swings, three slides, two sets of climbing stuctures, and a playhouse. Access to the beach swimming area, shelter house, bathroom facilities, cafe, and marina are within easy walking distance.

Trails
Located where the Cherokee Lowlands meet the Osage Cuestas, and on the edge of the Ozark Plateau, Crawford State Park provides a variety of landscapes seen throughout Kansas all in a single state park, making the four hiking and biking trails very popular. Redbud trees offer spectacular beauty in the spring along with a wide variety of colorful wildflowers, birds, and butterflies. The lush foliage of the surrounding forest is a naturalist’s delight.

Farlington Fish Hatchery
Farlington Fish Hatchery below the dam was built shortly after the lake was completed.

Permits Required
State Park vehicle permits are required for the Crawford State Park.

For more information, check the website or contact the Crawford State Park Office by calling (620) 362-3671. Office hours: Off Season hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday.