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Rocky Cove Campground

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.

The majority of the parks campsites can be reserved.

Lakeview Group Use area has 10 electric sites and is located at the south end of the lake. It is ideal for family reunions, club campouts, and other group activities.

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.

For your convenience there are two boat ramps, three bathhouses, courtesy docks, and a dump station. Four hiking and biking trails, and a swimming beach offer more recreational opportunities in addition to camping, fishing and boating. Limited food and convenience items and delicious meals are available at the marina restaurant Friday breakfast through Sunday.  In the summer months there is campground programming for all to enjoy.  Anglers enjoy excellent fishing for channel catfish, crappie, and striped bass.

Pleasure boating, skiing, and swimming are among favorite recreational pursuits.

Located on the edge of the Ozarks, Crawford State Park provides a variety of landscapes seen in Kansas state parks. 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.

Phone:
Address:
1 Lake Rd.
Farlington,KS    66734
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General Information
Phone:
Address:
1 Lake Rd.
 
Farlington, KS    66734
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Office- (620) 362-3671

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HWY 69 SOUTH from Ft. Scott, KS -

  1. go 4.5 mi turn onto KS-7 toward GIRARD/CHANUTE
  2. go 13.0 mi to Crawford State Park Sign US Hwy 277

KS-7 north from Girard

  1. go 9 miles north to Hwy 277
  2. turn right (east) on 277. This goes into the park

Take a virtual tour of the Shady Rest Cabin


History
View of the lake from the dam

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. The park dedicated the CCC Memorial Trail in 2005 to the CCC members who built the lake.

This trail hosts a National CCC Alumni Foundation Statue and items of historical importance honoring their achievement.

 There are two recorded archaeological sites within the park’s boundaries, including remnants of a 19th-century U.S. military outpost. An interpretive trail, Deer Run 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.

Crawford Areas
Rocky Cove
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Water, Electric: 15
  • Electric: 15
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    This campgroung has shaded sites with campfire rings, and picnic tables.

    Rocky Cove Campground

    A large shady, grassy area abuts the east side of the campground. On the west side,

    Sunset at Rocky Cove Campground

    gorgeous sunsets provide a marvelous backdrop for the lake at evening time.

    Rocky Cove Campground
    Rocky Cove Campground

    This campground has the only four reservable RV sites in the park.

    Campsites: Pads are concrete and level

    Site Descriptions

    102 and 104-Reservation sites with 30 amp electric only/ NO water

    103 and 105-Reservation sites with 50 amp electric/ frost-free water hydrants

    107-129 odd numbers, 50 amp electric/ frost-free water hydrants

    106-130 even numbers, 30 amp electric only/ NO water

    A courtesy dock is close by as well as a sheltered picnic area.

    Shelter at Rocky Cove in the fall

     

     

    One of the park's two self-pay stations is located in this campground.

    Self-pay station at Rocky Cove Campground

    A fish feeder is located at the far south eastern end of the campground.


Oak Point
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 26
  • Water, Electric: 30
  • Electric: 9
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    Oak Point Campground is the largest campground at Crawford State Park. The

    Tent sites at Oak Point Campground

    restroom/shower house, amphitheater, laundromat, and a playground are in this campground. While the north and west sides of the campground are bordered by the lake, the east side is bordered by a wooded area that hosts a hiking/biking trail and a bird watching area. Deer, racoons, squirrels, birds of all varieties and colors, and other animals can be seen in a natural habitat. Redbud trees offer splashes of color in the spring and fall brings vibrant reds and yellows to the parks varied and changing decor. Campsites are shaded with trees and have campfire rings, grills, and picnic tables.

     

    Northern end of Oak Point Campground

    Throughout Oak Point Campground, primitive sites line the shore. Utility sites are directly across the road from the primitive sites. At the northern end, nine electric only sites circle around a shady ane grassy area where children can run and play games. The playground is also located in the area as well as the amphitheatre and laundromat.

    The northern end of the campground has nine electric/no water RV sites. The restroom/shower house is located close to this area.

    Playground at Oak Point Campground
    Restroom/Shower House at Oak Point Campground
    Southern end of Oak Point Campground

    Primitive sites line the lake shore in Oak Point. Utility sites are just across the road facing the lake, each with a great view of the lake.

    Southern end of Oak Point Campground-lake on right

    Campsites: Sites are paved or concrete - None are reservable

    • Sites 1-26 are primitive/tent
    • Sites 1-4 are primitive/tent/Prime sites and are directly across from the restrooms/showers ($2.50 more per night April 1- Oct 1)
    • Sites 131-139 are 30 amp electric/ NO water
    • Sites 140-149 are 50 amp / water
    • Sites 150-169 are 30 amp / water

     


Lonesome Point
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 1
  • Electric: 4
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    For those campers who prefer a little seclusion but still want the convenience of electricity, Lonesome Point Campground would be ideal. It is a wooded area on the south end of the lake. A small playground is available for youngsters, and a fish feeder a stones throw away for the fisherman.

    Lonesome Point Campground
    Fish Feeder off Lonesome Point

    Campsites: Pads are paved and level.

    4 sites- 30 amp electric/ NO water

    1 site- primitive/tent


Osage Bluff
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 1
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    A back to nature area, Osage Bluff is located on the southwest end of the lake. It is a secluded wooded area where anyone who wants to "rough it" will enjoy themselves.

    Osage Bluff Campground

    Campsite- 1- primitive/tent

    This area is for a single campsite, or a single family unit.


Evening Breeze
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
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    This is a centrally located point at Lake Crawford in that it protrudes into the main part of the lake on the northwest shore. Three new rental cabins that will be open year round are featured in this area. These cabins sleep five comfortably. Each cabin has a beautiful front porch with a panoramic view of the lake and access to a courtesy dock. They are ADA compliant with kitchenettes, living area and bedroom and bathroom. There are vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. Each cabin has airconditioning and heat. The front porch on two of the cabins leads down to a nice patio that has a BBQ grill and a fire ring. One of the cabins will have access to a sheltered picnic area with a BBQ grill and a fire ring, and therefore will not have the same patio as the other two cabins. These cabins require reservations which will be able to be made on-line or through the park office. Hopefully the cabins will be available to rent by early 2009.

    10.  The first cabin is set! (not ready to rent yet, though)

    This is a photo of the first of three cabins to be located on Evening Breeze. See the news section for more pics and updates!


Cherokee Landing
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 1
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    Get back to nature at Cherokee Landing. This is a primitive site which is an old school open field campsite located in a wooded clearing. It also features a toadstool type shelter available to campers. This site is limited to one family or group and is located at the southern end of the lake.

    Cherokee Landing Campground

Lake View Group use area
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Electric: 10
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    This is a beautiful setting at the south end of the lake, with a very large firepit and a shelter for picnics. It is great for gathering of family and friends. A restroom/ hot shower house is close by.

    Entrance to Lake View Group Use Area
    Firepit at Lake View Group Use area
    Shelter House at Lake View Group Use area
    South Restroom/Shower House

    Campsites: Pads are paved and level

    10 sites - 30 amp electric / water is available close to sites

    By reservation only / For group use only


Beach Day Use
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: No

Crawford Trails
Spiderleg Bridge Trail
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • This trail is ADA accessible
  • Location of Start: N37 38.675 W094 48.645
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    This trail is an historic military out post self-guided interpretive trail.


Drywood Creek Mountain Bike Trail
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 7 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 38.424 W094 48.238
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    This trail is a formidable route for the mountain bikers who want a challenge in this part of southeast Kansas. It is 7 miles long, and with twists and turns and ups and downs it will give you a good workout. It goes around the entire lake and has been used many times to host Missouri mountain bike race events.


Deer Run Nature Trail
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 0.75 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • This trail is ADA accessible
  • Location of Start: N37 38.424 W094 48.238
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    Deer Run is a hardened self-guided nature trail with interpretive signs, Many local flora and fauna can be seen along this trail, the variety depending upon the time of year.


CCC Memorial
  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 0.25 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • This trail is ADA accessible
  • Location of Start: N37.38.675 W094 48.283
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    This paved .25 mile historic self guided interpretive trail features items used in the building of Farlington Lake and a statue of a CCC Worker is at the entrance to the memorial.

    CRSP CCC Man

    Lake Crawford, frequently referred to as Farlington Lake by the locals, at Crawford State Park was built in the late 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. A memorial was dedicated in 2005 to honor the efforts of the individuals in the CCC that built the lake.

    Pictures of the excavation of the lake in the late 1930's and actual machinery used in the building of the lake are on display.

    CRSP CCC Memorial

    Park visitors are greeted by a memorial dedicated to the hard work and efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps as they enter the park.


Crawford Cabins

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CRSP Cabin

This is the front of the cabin, which faces the lake.

THE NEW DELUXE CABINS overlook Crawford State Park. All of the cabins offer full kitchens complete with stove, refrigerator, microwave, pots and pans, dishware, and utensils. The cabins also offer toasters and coffee makers with filters. The cabins are air conditioned and heated and have bathrooms with showers. 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. All cabins offer a grill, fire ring, and a picnic table. The cabins are ADA accessible and open year around. Vehicle permits are required for the Crawford State Park. For more information, check the website or contact the Crawford State Park Office.

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