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Crowder State Park

Park Information

Crowder State Park provides 1,912 acres in the rolling green hills of northern Missouri. Visitors can enjoy more than 17 miles of hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails in a forested, rugged terrain. The park also offers fishing, boating and swimming opportunities in 18-acre Crowder Lake. The family-oriented campground includes modern restrooms and shady picnic sites are scattered throughout the park.  

Park Hours

Park Grounds

Sunrise to 10 p.m., daily, year-round

Gated Day-Use Area (includes lake parking lot and Shelter 1)

April 15 through Oct. 31
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Nov. 1 through April 14
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily 

Park Office hours

Staff are usually available in the park Monday through Friday. The office telephone is monitored for messages during daytime hours.

As temperatures rise in the spring, it’s important to “be bear aware”. The American black bear population is increasing in Missouri and you may be fortunate enough to see one in their natural setting. Spring is the time when black bears emerge from their dens in search of food following the deep sleep of winter’s hibernation. The bear will forage for fruits, nuts, berries and other foods in the early spring. Their feeding habits will increase as food becomes more plentiful. Please remember that it’s important not to approach any wildlife you may see in our parks. Visit http://mostateparks.com/page/58934/be-bear-aware for 10 ways to safely share Missouri State Parks with this majestic creature and be bear aware.