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Crowder State Park
Map showing the location of Crowder State Park
Map showing the location of Crowder State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Crowder State Park
Map showing the location of Crowder State Park
Crowder State Park (the US)
Location Grundy, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 40°05′41″N 93°39′44″W / 40.09472°N 93.66222°W / 40.09472; -93.66222
CROWDER STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

40°05′41″N 93°39′44″W / 40.09472°N 93.66222°W / 40.09472; -93.66222
[1]
Area1,912.06 acres (7.7378 km2) [2]
Elevation758 ft (231 m) [1]
Established1938 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Crowder State Park
Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge
Nearest city Trenton, Missouri
AreaLess than one acre
Builtc. 1939 (1939)
Built byCivilian Conservation Corps
Architectural styleRustic arch
MPS ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR
NRHP reference # 85000505
Added to NRHPMarch 4, 1985

Crowder State Park is a public recreation area of 1,912 acres (774 ha) surrounding 18-acre (7.3 ha) Crowder Lake near Trenton in Grundy County, Missouri, USA. The state park and lake are named after Maj. General Enoch H. Crowder, who was born and raised near the park. [4]

Features

The Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge, a small single-arch span of reinforced concrete with a facing of cut stone built about 1939, is the only surviving structure erected in the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps. [5]:93–95 It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. [6]

Activities and amenities

The park offers picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Crowder State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Crowder State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Crowder State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Bonnie Wright (n.d.). "ECW Architecture in Missouri State Parks 1933-1942 TR, Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 1, 2017. (includes 1 photograph)
  6. ^ "Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge". NPGallery Digital Asset Management System. National Park Service. Retrieved April 26, 2018.

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