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Toronto Wildlife Area

 The park is located 12 miles west of Yates Center in Woodson County. This region was a favored hunting and camping ground of Native Americans of the Osage Nation. The forested flood plains, surrounded by terraces of prairie and hills of oak savannah, provide visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in some of the most diverse flora and fauna in Kansas.

 Shaded campsites within easy access of the lake are available for both full RV hookup and primitive camping. All park campgrounds are served by modern bathroom and shower facilities. All park trails are open to hiking and backpacking. All but the Ancient Trees Trail are open to other non-motorized uses such as jogging and mountain biking. Back country camping is allowed by special permit on segments of the Chautauqua Hills Trail.

 Fishing in the river and on the reservoir can be excellent. Both are noted for excellent white crappie, white bass, channel catfish, and flathead catfish angling. Black bass, bluegill, and sunfish round out the diverse fishing opportunities available here. The adjacent 4,600-acre Toronto Wildlife Area is a diverse collection of habitats, including forests, grasslands, farmlands, and marshes. Species common to the area included white-tailed deer, wild turkey, quail, squirrel, rabbit, dove, and raccoon. A rich variety of songbirds appeals to wildlife observers and photographers.

Phone:
Address:
144 Hwy. 105
Toronto,KS    66777-9749
County/Counties:
Park News - Updated: 05/28/2015

Due to flooding in the park, availability may be limited.  Please call the park office for reservations or locations still open @ 620-637-2213.

Be sure and check out our four rustic cabins. All of our cabins offer unique views and a quiet atmosphere. Sandstone Bluff and Whispering Oaks share a courtesy dock for boaters and fisherman, be sure to request one of the two if you have these needs. Reservations should be made early, weekends usually fill up six months ahead, they can be made through www.reserveamerica.com. Please note there is no smoking or pets allowed inside, and NO TENTS allowed. Timber Walker in Toronto Point, is fully ADA, sleeps six, and has a larger living space than our other Cross Timbers cabins.

The Friends of Cross Timbers & Fall River State Parks contributes to special projects from funds produced from the camper convenience center. Funding from machines goes directly back to the group for projects in the parks. The purchase of these machines was made possible by the Friends Groups fundraising efforts. The Friends Group have replaced all washer/dryer sets, they are now available in the campers Convenience center, hours are 9am to 7pm most days.

The Big Timbers playground is located in the Toronto Point area of the park. It is designed for children ages 5-12. There are slides, climbing, and swings for your youngster's enjoyment. A smaller additional playground is located in the Osage Plains Campground, where kids can enjoy a climber, and swings!

For cabin & campsite reservations go to: www.reserveamerica.com; or for information contact the park office between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F at 620-637-2213.

General Information
Phone:
Address:
144 Hwy. 105
 
Toronto, KS    66777-9749
County/Counties:

 (620) 637-2213 (Area Office)


History

Cross Timbers State Park is located in the gently rolling hills of the Verdigris River Valley in southeast Kansas. Comprising 1,075 acres in the northern reaches of the physiographic region known to early pioneers as the Cross Timbers, this park provides numerous access points to the 2,800-acre Toronto Reservoir.

Cross Timbers Areas
Woodson Cove
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 5

Mann's Cove
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 15

Holiday Hill
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 21
  • Water, Sewer, Electric: 1
  • Water, Electric: 7
  • Electric: 7

Toronto Point
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 80
  • Water, Sewer, Electric: 15
  • Water, Electric: 43
  • Electric: 1

Cross Timbers Trails
Oak Ridge
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 44.770 W095 56.282

Blackjack Trail
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 1 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 45.064 W095 56.674

Overlook Trail
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 1.25 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 44.544 W095 54.835

Chautauqua Hills
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 11 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 46.682 W095 56.176
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    Backcountry Camping


Ancient Trees Trail
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 1 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 46.743 W095 56.646
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Cross Timbers Cabins

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Cross Timbers State Park cabins will sleep six adults, and contain a bathroom with shower, stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, table and chairs, and a futon couch. Outside, they also offer a campfire ring with grill. One of these cabins is handicapped accessible. Please note there is no smoking, and no pets inside, tents are not allowed at the cabins, and the capacity of these cabins is no more than 8 people.

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