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)

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

Summer Hours (On-Season)

April 15 through Labor Day

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

The Tuesday after Labor Day Weekend until Oct. 31

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

There will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds.

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

Nov. 1 – April 14

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