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C

C

ross

T

T

imbers

State Park

& Trails

C

ross Timbers State Park at Toronto lake



is located in the gently rolling hills of

the Verdigris River Valley in southeast-

ern Kansas. Getting there is easy. See map

inset to find access from the north off of

Highway 54 or from the south off of Highway

400.


   This 1,075-acre preserve that overlooks the

2800-acre Toronto Reservoir marks the north-

ern reaches of a region known to early explor-

ers, pioneers, and today by ecologists as the

Cross Timbers. Forested flood plains are sur-

rounded by open prairie, hills of oak savan-

nah, and forests. This setting provides the vis-

itor an opportunity to enjoy wildlife in their

natural setting and to see some of the most

diverse flora and fauna found in Kansas.

   Those enjoying outdoor study and nature

observation will find the park an extraordi-

nary area for their pursuits. Visitors seeking

solitude, relaxation and a “get away from it

all” experience will find that the park meets

their needs.

   The park offers a multitude of recreational

activities for the visitor. Camping, hiking,

mountain biking, swimming, picnicking, boat-

ing, and fishing are popular pursuits. Park

naturalists are on staff in the summer months

to provide outdoor interpretive programs dur-

ing the weekends.

   The Park has complete facilities, including

group camp areas, pull-through and back-in

utility sites, and improved designated camp-

sites for those not needing utilities. All the

park campgrounds are served by modern

bathroom and shower facilities. To reserve a

campsite with utilities or the group camp

area, call or e-mail Cross Timbers State Park

office at least one week ahead of the date you

plan to be in the park.

LYON

COWLEY

ELK

GREENWOOD

BUTLER

CHASE

CHAUTAUQUA

NEOSHO

WILSON

MONT-

  GOMERY

LABETTE

WOODSON

ALLEN

COFFEY

ANDERSON

El Dorado

Eureka

Yates

Center

Iola

Garnet

Burlington

Cottonwood

Falls

Emporia

Chanute

Erie

Oswego

Coffeyville

Independence

Sedan

Howard

Fredonia

Winfield

Arkansas

City

Parsons

Toronto Reservoir

& Cross Timbers State Park

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OKLAHOMA

General Area Map

at Toronto Lake

Y O U R   H E L P   I S   N E E D E D

   Park lands are for the use of everyone. Please famil-

iarize yourself with regulations to ensure that all visitors

have an opportunity for a safe and enjoyable experience.

   You can help in developing, protecting, and maintain-

ing the Park’s trails,facilities, and its natural wonders by

becoming a volunteer or a member of the Friends

Group.

Cross Timbers/ Fall River SP



144 Hwy 105

Toronto, KS 66777-9749

(Area Office)

(620) 637-2213

(Regional Office)

(620) 431-0380

CrossTimbersSP@ksoutdoors.com

www.ksoutdoors.com



Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs

described herein is available to all individuals without regard to

race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation,

gender identity, political affiliation, and military or veteran status.

Complaints of discrimination should be sent to Office of the

Secretary, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism,

1020 S Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66612-1327.                           04/15

E N J O Y I N G   T H E   T R A I L S

   All the Parks trails are open to travel by foot for walk-

ing, hiking, and backpacking. All but the Ancient Trees

Trail are open to other non-motorized uses including

jogging and mountain biking. Back country camping is

allowed by special permit on the yellow loop and on the

west segment of the red loop of the Chautauqua Hills

Trail. Check with park personnel for special permits to

camp in these designated sites. 

   During high lake levels or heavy rains, portions of the

trails may be hazardous or impassable. Biking is prohib-

ited when the trail is wet enough that damage may

occur.

   Portions of the Toronto Point area trails may be open



to archery hunting. Trails will remain open during this

period. Look for trailhead postings.

T R A I L S   A N D   F E A T U R E S

TORONTO POINT TRAILS

   The 


Ancient Oaks Trail at Cross Timbers is a self-guid-

ed interpretive trail featuring old growth post oaks. In

1982, scientists from the University of Arkansas Tree-

Ring Laboratory analyzed the tree rings of twenty-six

post oaks in this area. The Ancient Oaks Trail was built

so that fourteen of these old growth trees could be seen

from the trail.

   The trailhead and small parking lot are located west of

the Toronto Point gatehouse and self-pay station.

Following blue trail markers, hikers will pass by interpre-

tive plaques that describe the age of each tree and out-

standing historical events in North America and the

United States that occurred at the same time each tree

was a seedling. Hikers on this one-mile long woodland

trail will see native plants, wildlife, geological formations,

and the remains of early pioneer history. This trail is for

hikers only.

   The 


Chautauqua Hills Trail offers the hiker or moun-

tain biker four connecting trail loops to choose from.

The trailheads offer access to the trails. The main trail-

head is located on the east side of the Osage Plains

Campground. The secondary trailhead on Coyote Road

provides access to the two farthest east loops of this

trail. 

   Whatever you choose, either the shortest 1 1/2-mile



loop or the longest 11-mile loop, you will see some of

the most spectacular woodland and prairie scenery

found in the central plains.

WOODSON COVE TRAILS

   The 


Overlook Trail has trailheads and parking located

at the East Overlook and at Woodson Cove. The

Overlook Trail is 1 1/4 miles long and is rated moderate

to difficult for hikers. Mountain bikers may find the trail

challenging because there are many sandstone outcrop-

pings and steep ravines. As the trail makes its ending

loop it travels along a cliff that overlooks the lake mak-

ing for frequent spectacular views in any season. The

strenuous climb for bikers and hikers is well worth the

effort! Thick carpets of lichens and mosses are promi-

nent features as are seasonal wildflowers unique to this

Cross Timbers ecosystem.



HOLIDAY HILL TRAILS

   The 


Blackjack Trailhead is across the road from the

Blackjack Campground. This one-mile trail is rated mod-

erate for hikers and mountain bikers. The Blackjack Trail

is the perfect trail to explore for deer, turkey, and other

wildlife native to these woodlands. The Blackjack Trail’s

open canopy allows sunshine to filter through the wood-

lands where spectacular stands of native wildflowers can

be viewed.

   The 

Oak Ridge Trailhead is accessed directly behind

the south shower building, adjacent to the cemetery. The

Oak Ridge Trail is connected with a spur trail, marked in

white, to the Blackjack Trail. The Oak Ridge Trail is 1/2-

mile long and with its moderate rating is the perfect trail

to initiate the novice hiker or mountain biker, young or

old. The forest of blackjack oak, post oak, American elm,

red cedar, red bud, and rough-leafed dogwood provide

the opportunity to observe wildlife native to this environ-

ment.


Toronto

Point Area

Toronto

Reservoir

Chautauqua

Hills Trail

Ancient

Trees Trail

Hiking Only

Sandstone

Campground

Group Camp

Cross Timbers

Campground

Handicapped

Fishing Pier

Chautauqua Hills

Trail (Blue)

P

oint Rd.

Co

y

ote Rd.

Chautauqua Hills

Trail (Yellow)

Osage Plains

Campground

Ball

Courts

Amphitheater

Manns

Cove Area

60th Rd.

50th Rd.

P

oint Rd.

Antelope Rd.

Deer Rd.

Apac

he Rd.

Co

y

ote Rd.

100th Rd.

90th Rd.

85th Rd.

110th Rd.

Toronto

Quincy

CROSS TIMBERS

S TAT E   PA R K

at Toronto  Lake

Toronto

Point

Area

Toronto

Reservoir

Oakridge

Trail

Holiday Hill

&

Dam Site

Area

Blackjack

Trail

Blackjack

Campground

Access Point

Blackjack

& Oakridge Trails

Overlook

Trail

Woodson

Cove Area

30th Rd.

80th Rd.

30th Rd.

25th Rd.

2300 Rd.

GG Rd.

Fall River Rd.

Carlisle Rd.

GG 50 Rd.

GREENW

OOD    COUNTY

WILSON COUNTY

WOODSO

Toronto

Reservoir

Woodson

Cove

Area

Holiday

Hill

Area

Area

Mann’s

Cove

Area

Potable Water

Shower/Toilet

Modern Toilet

Vault Toilet

Trailer Dump Station

Boat Ramps

Fish Cleaning Station

Playground

Shelter

Shelter Group

Cabin Modern

Camping Improved

Camping Primitive

Trail/Trailhead Hike/Bike 

Park Area

Camping Area

Other Public Lands

Water

Dam or levee

Private Lands

Paved Roads

Gravel Roads

Unimproved Roads

Park Entrance

Park Office

Parking Area

Information Center

Pay Stations


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