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Cross Timbers State Park, Toronto

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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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  • This state park is off the beaten path but worth the drive. There are lots of birds and wildlife to see and hear. We had 13 was pull they hull him car trouble and the camp host Cheri could not do...  more »
  • Cross Timbers is a a very nicely maintained state park. We go there several times per year to hike, camp, or sometimes spend Christmas in the cabins. There is something to enjoy there regardless of...  more »

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