Special-Use Area

at Crowder State Park

The special-use area is intended for use by organized youth groups. It is equipped with a large campfire ring and vault toilets. Call the office at 660-359-6473 to reserve the area.

a few tents and vehicles in the special-use area

Park Hours


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Park Hours

Park Grounds

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

Gated Day-Use Area (includes lake parking lot and Shelter 1)
8 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Park Office hours

Temporary Hours May 29 - June 30, 2020

  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday through Thursday

April 15 through Oct. 31 (on-season)

April 15 through Labor Day

  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, and Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day
  • Closed Monday through Wednesday

Tuesday after Labor Day through Oct. 31

  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday through Wednesday

Nov. 1 through April 14 (Off-Season)

  • Staff are usually available in the park Monday through Friday. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.