Cross Timbers

State Park & Reservoir

Southeast Kansas’ Cross Timbers region is a narrow, rugged, 50-mile finger of steeply timbered hillsides that rise to towering limestone boulders.

Many say the area, also known as the Chautauqua Hills, is the most rugged and beautiful landscape in Kansas.

At Cross Timbers State Park, at Toronto Reservoir, trails can take you as deep into the “Wow, look at that” landscape as you like. Fishing, boating and swimming are popular at the park. Whispering Oaks cabin, on a high point with a fire pit half-way to the water, may be the most beautiful cabin setting in Kansas.

At Kansas State Parks, we don’t settle for humdrum, run-of-the-mill places to visit. We create spaces for real, meaningful, Instagram-worthy experiences. When you choose a Kansas state park for your next overnight stay, you’re choosing from one of 10,000 campsites and more than…

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