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Crawford State Park
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The shore and lake at Crawford State Park
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Location Crawford, Kansas, United States
Area 500 acres (200 ha)
Elevation 994 ft (303 m)
Established 1930s
Named for Gov. Samuel J. Crawford
Governing body Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Crawford State Park is a state park in Crawford County, Kansas, United States, located 9 miles (14 km) north of Girard.

The 500-acre (200 ha) park, resides on a 150-acre (61 ha) lake built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. There are two recorded archaeological sites within the park's boundaries, including remnants of a 19th-century U.S. military outpost. An interpretive trail connects the park with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks' Farlington Fish Hatchery, which was built shortly after the CCC completed construction of the lake.

Crawford State Park is known as a fishing destination for channel catfish, crappie, and striped bass. Boating and scuba diving are also popular in the park.

Located on the edge of the Ozarks, Crawford State Park features numerous redbud trees.

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