Cross Timbers State Park RV & Campground Guide


Cross Timbers State Park is situated in the Verdigris River Valley's rolling hills in southeast Kansas, 12 miles west of Yates Center in Woodson County. This region was originally a hunting and camping ground of Native Americans of the Osage Nation. The park consists of 1,075 acres in Kansas's northern area, providing many access points to the 2,800-acre Toronto Reservoir. The forested flood plains surrounded by oak savannah hills and prairie terraces provide amazing opportunities for RV vacationers to be immersed in the most diverse habitat of Kansas. Squirrels, rabbits, white-tailed deer, and various bird species call this place home. Cities within the vicinity of the state park are Toronto, Fredonia, and Yates Center.

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Spring 34-76 F
Summer 63-90 F
Fall 34-82 F
Winter 18-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cross Timbers State Park

If you have been holding off for the perfect moment to visit Cross Timbers State Park, this could be the ideal time. Although sleeping under the night sky and sparkling stars is attractive, it's hard to beat sleeping with comfortable bedding while you do it. No matter if you're a seasoned RVer or looking to experience the RV lifestyle, you'll find various models and class sizes on the peer-to-peer market at RVshare.

Whitehall Bay Campground

Whitehall Bay Campground is situated on the shores of Fall River Lake in Greenwood County, Kansas, and less than 14 miles west of the state park. The campground has boating, swimming, and water-skiing opportunities. The rolling prairie and tree-dotted valleys surrounding the Fall River Lake area is ideal for native wildlife observation.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Boat ramp, dump station, beach, and playground

Santa Fe Safari RV Campground

Santa Fe Safari RV Campground features 28 paved stalls with some adjacent to the Lakeview Recreation Area. All sites are first-come, first-serve with no charge for the first 48 hours and $10 per day afterward. There is a 10-day stay limit in any 30-day period. The campground uses an honor system for all campground fees.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dump station, playground, sand volleyball court, and basketball court

Burlington Kansas RV Park

Burlington Kansas RV Park is equipped to accommodate any size of RV. The campground is surrounded by mature trees and greenery, making it the perfect oasis away from home. It's conveniently situated near the John Redmond Reservoir, grocery stores, restaurants, and retail shops.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms and showers

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What to Do at
Cross Timbers State Park

Inside Cross Timbers State Park

Begin your visit to Cross Timbers State Park by staying at one of the campgrounds; after settling in, you can go hiking on the 16 miles of nature trails or use your mountain bike to travel through the beautiful picturesque scenery. Many vacationers enjoy fishing in the river and on the reservoir; both are noted for excellent places to catch channel catfish, white bass, sunfish, bluegill, and black bass. The river and reservoir are also great for kayaking, canoeing, and other watersports. There is a swimming beach area where you can build a sandcastle, swim, or take in the rays. Other activities to do inside the state park are wildlife observation, bird-watching, and hunting in designated areas.

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How to Get to
Cross Timbers State Park

If you're traveling from the city of Toronto, you'll want to head south on North Jackson Street toward East Main Street. Turn left at the first cross street onto KS-105 Southeast Main Street. Follow it for 5.6 miles and then turn right to stay on KS-105 South. Travel for less than two miles, and the state park will be on the right.

Entering Cross Timbers State Park

Cross Timbers State Park's hours of operation are from sunup to sundown seven days a week. The office itself is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cross Timbers State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $15.5

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cross Timbers State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Cross Timbers State Park?

If you want to enjoy the over 16 miles of nature trails and other activities like boating or fishing for channel catfish, the best time to visit Cross Timbers State Park is in the summer.

What is the climate of Cross Timbers State Park?

Expect rainy conditions in the region from April to October when visiting Cross Timbers State Park. It gets hot in the summer, with daytime temps often in the 90s and winter lows bottoming out in the teens.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Cross Timbers State Park?

You won't find large mammals as you do out west in this state park, but there are still unique wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is home to white-tailed deer, songbirds, rabbits, doves, and squirrels.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Cross Timbers State Park?

The Cross Timbers State Park campground has over 160 RV-designated sites, with 75 offering full hookups. About 50 sites have water and electrical hookups, and the remaining sites only have electricity.

Are pets allowed at Cross Timbers State Park?

You may bring your pets to this Kansas state park. When visiting with your pets, have them leashed, clean up after them, and keep them in pet-friendly areas. Park management can help you if you have questions.