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Cross Timbers State Park, KS

Photo: Cross Timbers State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Apr 21 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Cross Timbers offers full utilities to primtive camp sites, as well as four modern cabins. The trail system encompasses 15 miles of hiking/biking surrounding Toronto lake, including an interpretive trail and backcountry campsites, the blue water trail is available for paddlers

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Basketball
  • Boat Ramp
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Hiking
  • Information Center
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
  • Subject to regulations and posted notices, any individual over 21 may possess, consume, or drink alcoholic liquor. Kegs and party balls are strictly prohibited.
  • Electric and gas powered scooters and skateboards cannot be operated in the state park. ATV use is prohibited in the state park.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas and is subject to restrictions as posted. All campers and camping units are limited to a stay of not more than 14 consecutive days although a 14-day extension may be obtained with written permission from the park manager. A five-day absence is required before returning to the park to camp again. Any property left unused or unoccupied for 48 hours is subject to removal. Only one camper/RV per utility site is allowed.
  • Fires are allowed in fireplaces, fire rings, and cooking grills only. Fires must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the area.
  • Swimming is allowed in designated areas. Liquor and beer are prohibited on swimming beaches or in waters designated by buoys or other markers as swimming areas. For other beverages, only shatterproof containers are allowed.
  • Pets must always be restrained by a camper, cage, hand-held leash, or tethered chain no longer than 10 feet. They are not allowed on swimming beaches or swimming areas that are delineated by buoys or other markers or in public buildings or structures. Dogs participating in authorized activities or assisting the visually or hearing impaired are not subject to these restrictions.
  • A special event permit is required for any event involving entrance fees, exclusive use of an area, sales, organized competition, amplified sound, or reservation of a specific site or facility. Check with the park office for details.
  • Fishing is prohibited on boat ramps, courtesy docks, swimming beaches, and in swimming areas marked with buoys. In state parks, fish may only be cleaned at designated fish cleaning stations or other locations as posted.
  • Boats may not be operated within 200 feet of any area posted specifically for swimming and delineated by markers. No-wake speeds are required within 200 feet of a boat ramp, boat dock. Vessels left unattended at courtesy docks are subject to removal. Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Digging holes, removing or defacing geological formations, archeological relics or ruins, or vegetation (except for noncommercial use of edible wild plants, wild fruits, nuts, or fungi) is prohibited.
  • Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Actions which alarm, anger, or disturb others are prohibited. Generators can not be used during quiet hours. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the park.
  • Firearms may only be discharged in areas specifically designated for hunting or target practice..
  • DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at the dump station.
  • Trails are open during daylight hours only. No camping, fires, or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Please use caution when crossing roadways.
  • Cabin renters may check in after 2:00pm and check out by Noon everyday, year round. Smoking is not allowed in cabins. Pets and pet carriers are not allowed inside or on the porches of cabins. Cabin renters are not allowed to grill or cook from the porch deck. The cabin must be clean prior to departure. Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during the length of stay. Damages will be billed to the renter for payment.
  • ** Information in this brochure has been prepared as a guide, not a complete list of regulations. Complete regulations may also be viewed and printed online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/regulations. **
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.78306, -95.94972
    37°46'59"N, 95°56'59"W

    Cross Timbers State Park 144 Highway 105 Toronto, KS 66777 Cross Timbers is located on Toronto Reservoir 14 miles west of Yates Center, then south on highway 105. The state park surrounds the reservoir with five separate recreational areas.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Cross Timbers State Park
    144 Highway 105
    Toronto KS 66777

    Phone Number:

    Information: (620)637-2213

    Special Events:

      The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

    • Toronto Booster Club sponsors fireworks and music at the park. In town a street dance, mud volleyball, baby contest, craft show, mud run, pancake feed, ice cream social, hamburger feed, etc. from Jul 01 2011 to Jul 04 2011