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


40.087890, -93.667900

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

April 15 through Oct. 31 (on-season)
April 15 through Wednesday before Memorial Day
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
Closed Monday through Wednesday

Thursday before Memorial through Labor Day
10 a.m. to 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
9 a.m. to 3 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 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.