Rich in history and spectacular scenery, Crawford State Park has a flavor all its own. This southeast Kansas treasure surrounds a 150-acre lake built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930’s. There are two recorded archaeological sites in the park – including remnants of a 19th-century U.S. military outpost. An interpretive trail connects the park with the Farlington Fish Hatchery below the dam, which was built shortly after the lake was completed.
The 500-acre park features six campgrounds. There are 28 primitive sites, 38 electric only sites, 25 50amp/water sites, and 20 30amp/ water sites. All of the campsites have a spectacular view of the lake. Crawford State Park offers five lakefront rental cabins with all the comforts of home in a beautiful lake setting. The cabins are by available by reservation and are open year round.
The playground at Crawford State Park’s beach area was installed in 2006. Access to the beach swimming area, shelter house, bathroom facilities, and marina are found within easy walking distance. The playground consists of numerous swings, three slides, two sets of climbing stuctures, and a playhouse. It is ADA compliant.