Special-Use Area

at Crowder State Park

The special-use camping area is designated for group camping, with nonprofit organizations and youth groups having priority. The area is equipped with one large campfire ring and vault toilets.

The fee for use of the area is $2 per person, per night. To reserve the area for your group, call 660-359-6473.

a few tents and vehicles in the special-use area

Park Hours

Coordinates

40.087890, -93.667900

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 Friday before Memorial Day
No formal office hours 

Friday before Memorial Day until the Tuesday after Labor Day
10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Sundays