CROWDER STATE PARK
The rolling green hills and deep ravines of Crowder State Park provide 1,912 user-friendly acres where visitors can camp, picnic, hike - or just take it easy. The camping area includes modern restrooms and showers, a dumping station and a laundromat. Picnic sites are located throughout the park and swimming, boating and fishing are offered in the 18-acre Crowder Lake in the center of the park.
Crowder State Park is the perfect park for the visitor who wants to escape the pace of city life and enjoy the outdoors in a relaxing, peaceful environment. Much of the park is covered with thick forest that displays a diverse population of trees, plants and flowers. Many types of wildlife - including deer, raccoons and wild turkeys - also make their homes in the forests of Crowder State Park.
Crowder State Park is a commemorative park dedicated to the memory of Maj. Gen. Enoch H. Crowder, one of several important American military leaders who was nurtured in the hills of northern Missouri.
An enclosed shelter overlooking Crowder Lake is perfect for large family gatherings, reunions or receptions. Shelter occupancy is approximately 60 guests. The shelter is fully furnished and equipped with a restroom, sink, stove, refrigerator, heater and fireplace. The shelter is available April through October and reservations can be made up to nine months in advance. For reservations, please call (660) 359-6473.
Crowder State Park offers basic and electric campsites, a group camp and a special-use camping area. Services include a dump station, showers, water and reservable sites.
For reservations, there is a required minimum stay for weekends and major holidays from May 15 through Sept. 15. Reservations can be made for stays during the on-season (April through October).
The use of generators is prohibited in the campground, unless approved by the park manager. Special consideration will be given for use of generators relating to customer health and safety.
Great fishing opportunities exist at Crowder Lake. The 20-acre lake abounds with channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie and blue gill, and is available to the public during park hours. No gas-powered motors are allowed.