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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

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

Tuesday after Labor until Thursday before Memorial Day
No formal office hours

Thursday before Memorial Day until the Tuesday after Labor Day
10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays