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Shower houses in Toronto Point Area and Blackjack Campground have been opened. Vault toilets available are at the Mann's Cove, Blackjack, and near the ADA Fishing Dock (just east of the Osage Plains Loop). Playgrounds are closed.  Osage Plains sewer upgrade continues, all full hook-ups in Osage Plains DO NOT have sewer available at this time, please use the dump station at the entrance to Toronto Point.

 The park is located 12 miles west of Yates Center in Woodson County, south of Toronto, KS. 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 savanna, 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, with the exception of Mann's Cove Loop that has a vault toilet. 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 flat-head 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
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Park News - Updated: 05/14/2020

Cross Timbers State Park is always open for your enjoyment, and all sites are now RESERVABLE, except those designated for long-term camping and group camping.  Shower houses have been opened in Toronto Point (excluding the enclosed shower house in the north area of the Sandstone Loop) and in Blackjack Campgrounds. Areas that have vault toilets are Toronto Point, Blackjack and Mann's Cove.  Water is on to all campsites throughout the park, and the dump station at Toronto Point is on.  Osage Plains currently has no sewer, we are replacing the tank and lateral fields, please use the dump station for sewer needs, and be aware of equipment and construction area.  Due to COVID19 all playgrounds are CLOSED.

Electrical upgrade to 50 amp service and frost hydrants portion is complete and open for our guests in the Timber Ridge Loop.  Still to come....additional gravel and some hardened pads, etc.  

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 allowed inside and NO TENTS allowed in the cabin areas. The only pet-friendly cabin is Eagle's Nest, pet fee is required. Timber Walker in Toronto Point, is fully ADA, sleeps six, and has a larger living space than our other Cross Timbers cabins.

Playgrounds are currently CLOSED

The Big Timbers playground, located in the Toronto Point area of the park, 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 (Park 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

Mann's Cove

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

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


Cross Timbers Cabins

Important Cabin Information:  Reservation Terms and Conditions, Cabin Reservation Information

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Cross Timbers State Park has three cabins that sleep eight and contain a bathroom with shower, 2-burner range top, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, table and chairs, and a futon couch. Outside, they also offer a campfire ring with grill. Additionally the Timber Walker cabin sleeps six, is handicapped accessible, has all the amenities of the other cabins, with the addition of a dishwasher and an apartment sized stove. No smoking in the cabins. The only pet-friendly cabin is Eagle's Nest. No tents are allowed in the cabin area. Capacity is limited to the number that the cabin sleeps.

Sandstone Bluff Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • Location of Facility: N37 46.503 W095 56.409
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Sandstone Bluff Cabin
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    Cross Timbers State Park is now offering rustic cabin rentals. The cabins are located on the lake in the Toronto Point area and allow the visitor to enjoy the beauty of Toronto Lake and the Cross Timbers region. The cabins are located close to the beach, trails, boat docks, fishing pier, and many other amenities.

    Sandstone Bluff cabin is reservable year round. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance. Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis. Requests are accepted by telephone, mail, e-mail, and in person. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. A non-refundable and nontransferable reservation fee is applied to the cabin rentals.

    Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 30 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid, except for the reservation fee. Cancellation or reschedule of cabin 29 days or less to 5 days prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid minus a one night rental fee and the reservation fee.Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 4 days or less prior to arrival or after the arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited.

     In addition to the cabin reservation, you must have a vehicle pass. You must be 18 or older to reserve and rent the cabin. No Smoking or Pets are allowed in the cabin. This is a housekeeping cabin. Please bring your own bedding, soap, and towels.

    The cabin comes with:

    Bathroom/shower, microwave, refrigerator, 2-burner cook stove, full bed, bunk beds, 2 twin beds in loft, futon, table and chairs, AC/heat, outside hydrant, picnic table, fire ring w/grill, 16-piece dish set with silverware, glasses, toaster, coffee pot, and other limited cookware.

    Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 12:00 p.m. (noon)

    Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during their length of stay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or personal check as payment for cabin rental. You may contact our park office at 620-637-2213 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Whispering Oaks Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N37 46.482 W095 56.443
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Whispering Oaks Cabin
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    Cross Timbers State Park is now offering rustic cabin rentals. The cabins are located on the lake in the Toronto Point area, and allow the visitor to enjoy the beauty of Toronto Lake and the surrounding Cross Timbers region. The cabins are located close to the beach area, trails, boat docks, fishing pier, and many other amenities.

    The Whispering Oaks cabin is reservable year round. It is also ADA compliant. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance.

    Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis. In addition to making a reservation online, reservation requests are also accepted by telephone, mail, e-mail, and in person. Online reservations must be made at least three days in advance during the April-September park season. Otherwise, you must call the park offices. During the offseason (October-March), online reservations must be made at least five days in advance.

    Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 30 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid, except for the reservation fee. Cancellation or reschedule of cabin 29 days or less to 5 days prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid minus a one night rental fee and the reservation fee.Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 4 days or less prior to arrival or after the arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited.

    In addition to the reservation, you must have a vehicle pass. You must be 18 or older to reserve and rent the cabin. No Smoking or Pets are allowed in the cabin. This is a housekeeping cabin. Please bring your own bedding, soap, and towels.

    The cabin comes with:

    Bathroom/Shower, microwave, refrigerator, 2-burner cook stove, 1 full bed, bunk beds, 2 twin beds in the loft, 1 futon, table and chairs, AC/heat, outside hydrant, picnic table, fire ring with grill, 16-piece dish set with silverware, glasses, toaster, coffee pot, and limited cookware.

    Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 12:00 p.m. (noon)

    Cabin renters are responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during their length of stay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and personal check as payment for cabin rentals. You may contact our park office at 620-637-2213 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Timber Walker Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N37 46.553 W95 56.369
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Timber Walker Cabin
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    Cross Timbers State Park is now offering rustic cabin rentals. Timber Walker cabin is reservable year round. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance. Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis. Requests are accepted by telephone, mail, e-mail, and in person. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. A non-refundable and nontransferable reservation fee is applied to the cabin rentals. All reservations are nontransferable. Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 30 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid, except for the reservation fee. Cancellation or reschedule of cabin 29 days or less to 5 days prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid minus a one night rental fee and the reservation fee.Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 4 days or less prior to arrival or after the arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited. In addition to the cabin reservation, you must have a vehicle pass. You must be 18 or older to reserve and rent the cabin. No Smoking or Pets are allowed in the cabin. This is a housekeeping cabin. Please bring your own bedding, soap, and towels. The cabin comes with: Bathroom/shower, microwave, refrigerator, 4-burner cook stove with oven, full bed, Murphy twin bed, futon, table and chairs, AC/heat, outside hydrant, shelter, picnic table, fire ring w/grill, service for 8 set with silverware, glasses, toaster, coffee pot, and other limited cookware. Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 12:00 p.m. (noon) Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during their length of stay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card as payment for cabin rental. You may contact our park office at 620-637-2213 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Eagle's Nest
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • Location of Facility: N37 46.377 W095 56.484
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Eagle's Nest
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    Cross Timbers State Park is now offering rustic cabin rentals. The cabins are located on the lake in the Toronto Point area and allow the visitor to enjoy the beauty of Toronto Lake and the Cross Timbers region. The cabins are located close to the beach, trails, boat docks, fishing pier, and many other amenities.

    Eagle's Nest cabin is reservable year round. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance. Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis. Requests are accepted by telephone, mail, e-mail, and in person. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. A non-refundable and nontransferable reservation fee is applied to the cabin rentals. All reservations are nontransferable.

    Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 30 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid, except for the reservation fee. Cancellation or reschedule of cabin 29 days or less to 5 days prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid minus a one night rental fee and the reservation fee.Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 4 days or less prior to arrival or after the arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited.

    In addition to the cabin reservation, you must have a vehicle pass. You must be 18 or older to reserve and rent the cabin. No Smoking or Pets are allowed in the cabin. This is a housekeeping cabin. Please bring your own bedding, soap, and towels.

    The cabin comes with:

    Bathroom/shower, microwave, refrigerator, 2-burner cook stove, full bed, bunk beds, 2 twin beds in loft, futon, table and chairs, AC/heat, outside hydrant, picnic table, fire ring w/grill, 16-piece dish set with silverware, glasses, toaster, coffee pot, and other limited cookware.

    Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 12:00 p.m. (noon)

    Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during their length of stay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or personal check as payment for cabin rental. You may contact our park office at 620-637-2213 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


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