Cross Timbers State Park Article

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Cross Timbers State Park
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Cross Timbers State Park, March 2018
Map showing the location of Cross Timbers State Park
Map showing the location of Cross Timbers State Park
Location of Cross Timbers State Park in Kansas
LocationWoodson County, Kansas, Kansas, United States
Coordinates 37°46′10″N 95°56′21″W / 37.76944°N 95.93917°W / 37.76944; -95.93917
CROSS TIMBERS STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

37°46′10″N 95°56′21″W / 37.76944°N 95.93917°W / 37.76944; -95.93917
Area1,075 acres (4.35 km2)
Elevation889 ft (271 m) [1]
Governing bodyKansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Cross Timbers State Park is a state park in Woodson County, Kansas, United States. It is located immediately south of Toronto.

The park is settled within the hills of Verdigris River valley in southeast Kansas. Comprising 1,075 acres (435 ha) in the northern region known to early pioneers as the Cross Timbers, the park is adjacent 4,600-acre (1,900 ha) Toronto Wildlife Area and has numerous access points to the 2,800-acre (1,100 ha) Toronto Lake.

This region was a favored hunting and camping ground of Native Americans of the Osage Nation. The forested flood plains are surrounded by terraces of prairie and hills of oak savanna.

Fishing in the river offers anglers an excellent chance at white crappie, white bass, channel catfish, and flathead catfish, black bass, bluegill, and sunfish. Species common to the area included white-tailed deer, wild turkey, quail, squirrel, rabbit, dove, and raccoon. The rich variety of songbirds appeal to wildlife observers and photographers.

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References

  1. ^ "Cross Timbers State Park Rangers Office". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2012-11-26.

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