Crawford State Park

A hidden gem for camping & recreation, located where rolling plains meet the Ozark foothills, this is one of the oldest state parks & man-made lakes in Kansas.

Cabins, Camping & RV’s

All overlooking the lake, this state park offers five deluxe cabins, 45 electric and water sites, 38 electric only sites, and 28 primitive sites.

Eat, Drink & Gear Up

A mainstay at the park, the marina includes Lake View Cafe, a patio and courtesy dock, and amazing views to watch birds on the lake and people enjoying it.


History buffs and explorers should visit the remains of a 19th century military outpost, a memorial honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps, & a fish hatchery.

Family Fun

Being on the lake, hiking or mountain biking isn’t for you? Enjoy the swimming beach, disc golf, or a number of events, including a New Year’s Day Polar Plunge.


Located where the Cherokee Lowlands meet the Osage Cuestas & Ozark Plateau, many habitats & landscapes seen across Kansas are experienced in this single park.

Sports & Recreation

A 7 mile mountain bike trail surrounds a 150 acre recreational lake for boating, canoeing, fishing, kayaking & water skiing; includes a 9 hole disc golf course.