You’ve heard of hiking trails in Kansas and if you love to explore our great state, chances are you have probably ventured out on a few and even taken the kids along. But have you done a water hike/trail?! Recently our family had the opportunity to try out an incredible water trail at Toronto Lake or as the state park directory refers to it; Cross Timbers State Park and it was INCREDIBLE.
We loved everything about our trip to Cross Timbers, from the quick scenic drive through the Flint Hills along Highway 54 to the well-kept bathrooms/shower houses, manicured camping spots and playground, to the delicious concession stand put on by volunteers to fuel/refuel after a day on the water.
144 KS-105, Toronto, KS 66777 Cross Timbers State Park, also known as Toronto Lake is an incredible gem of a state park and located just off the beaten path. Only an hour and a half away from Downtown Wichita and just south of the city of Toronto, it is the perfect weekend getaway!
Friday- noon to 6pm
Saturday- 9am to 5pm
Sunday- 9am to 3pm
FREE for canoes and kayaks at a first-come-first serve basis.
Camping varies depending on site but pricing structure can be found here.
This is a state park, so parking permits are required. You can purchase an annual State Park Passport here, or for a discounted rate of $15.50 when you renew your vehicle tags.
July 2 & 3rd – Friday: Free movie night; Saturday: parade in town, ice-cream social, campsite decorating contest, fireworks in the park
September 4th: Scavenger hunt
October 2nd: Annual chili cook-off