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Crawford State Park, Lake and Farlington Fish Hatchery

Located near the Frontier Military Historic Byway about 17 miles south of Fort Scott: From US-69, take K-7 south 13 miles; from Girard, follow K-7 north 9 miles then turn east onto K-277 which leads to the park

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.

Redbud trees offer spectacular beauty in spring, and the lush foliage of the surrounding forest is a naturalist's delight. Anglers enjoy excellent fishing for channel catfish, crappie and striped bass. Pleasure boating and scuba diving are among the favorite recreational pursuits. 

Hatchery tours are available by prior arrangement. April and June are the best months to find a variety of fish in the fish house.

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