State Park & Reservoir
Where the Ozarks spill into Kansas, in the Great Depression the government gave jobs to hundreds of destitute men with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Often with shovels and mules they created a paradise that includes Crawford State Park.
All of the park’s campsites are shaded with great views of the 150-acre lake that’s easily fished from shore and small watercraft.
There are ten miles of trails. One pays tribute to those long ago workers. Most eventually went on to also win World War II and be called “America’s Greatest Generation.” For you, they also made one of America’s greatest state parks.