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Cross Timbers State Park

144 Hwy. 105

The park is located 12 miles west of Yates Center in Woodson County. 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 savannah, 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. 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.


Zahran Myers

Friday, May 18, 2018
With fairly heavy woods for a campground, and plenty of lakeside spots, this is one of Kansas's nicer state part offerings. Running water bathrooms with shower stalls bring it to the next level, and the grounds are well maintained. Wild onions and flowers are everywhere. However, depending on the recent weather, the lake itself can be very cloudy/muddy. All in all, an excellent option for camping in the Wichita area.

Jessica Mounts

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
I love this state park! Fantastic Trails suitable for all levels of hiking. The cabins are warm and welcoming and provide a perfect place for Less rustic camping opportunities. The park is clean and well maintained and the trails provide a wide variety of use of the lake, nature, wildlife, and the forest.

Pam Lewis

Thursday, July 12, 2018
This place is beautiful our cabin is the eagles nest and it's in a nice area no neighbor just lake

Heather Hallford

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Great place to camp with camper/rv. Some of the old shower facilities definitely need updating.

Rick Barrett

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
An absolutely beautiful area. The cabin was perfect in every way, except the beds could be a little more comfortable. The views from Eagles Nest cabin are awesome. Hard to believe that you're in Kansas. Would be nice to have some amenities like a restaurant or convenience store close by. There is a Bait and Tackle in Toronto (corner of 54 and 105), but their selection is lacking, and their customer service skills are even more lacking. But, it is small town Kansas, and I'm not going to hold the town's lack of amenities against the state park. We will be back for sure. With the kayaks, Mt bikes and fishing gear, and stay a few more days.

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