Crowder Lake University Park
Park Office: 580.343.2443
SWOSU Office: 580.774.6015
The park has five well-shaded concrete RV sites with water, electricity, picnic tables, and cooking grills. A sanitary dump station for recreational vehicle use is located in the RV area. There are also seven covered concrete picnic tables with cooking grills available for tent camping. Clean handicap accessible bathroom and shower facilities are located near the camping sites.
The RV sites rent for $20 per night and include utilities; tent sites rent for $12 per night. The camping rates are discounted by $2 for senior citizens and the totally disabled. Rates are discounted by 50% for SWOSU students and employees. Camping fees may be paid at the park office or placed in the drop box after hours. Due to the limited number of camping sites available reservations are not taken. Camping sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Crowder Lake has been designated a Trophy Bass Lake by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. In addition to excellent black and white bass, many game fish can be found in large numbers at Crowder Lake, including crappie, saugeye, blue gill, and channel catfish. Fishing rods and reels are available to SWOSU students at no charge. Several bass tournaments are held yearly at Crowder Lake. The SWOSU Intramural Department sponsors a bass tournament during the Spring semester open only to SWOSU students and staff. Crowder Lake is a no wake lake.
Interpretive Nature Trail
A one-mile long asphalt trail has been available for park users since May 2000. Funded through a grant form the National Recreational Trails Program, this scenic trail winds throughout the park and introduces the user to many native tree species.
Interpretive trail maps detailing the many identified tree species are available at the trailhead parking lot. The trail is fully handicap accessible and well suited for walking, jogging, bicycling, and skating. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trail.