Marion Reservoir

The Marion Reservoir was completed in 1968. It encompasses 6,200 acres of water surrounded by another 6,000 acres of public lands. The lake is located just north of U.S. Highway 56 between the communities of Marion and Hillsboro, in Marion County, Kansas. Camping and picnicking opportunities are numerous with 171 campsites located in four parks - Cottonwood Point, Hillsboro Cove, Marion Cove, and French Creek Cove.


Campsites contain picnic tables, grills and/or fire-rings, sun-shelters and gravel parking pads. Facilities at the class "A" parks, Cottonwood Point and Hillsboro Cove, include electrical hookups, showers, RV dump stations, group camping areas, group picnic areas, playgrounds, and beaches. Potable water is available in all parks. Cottonwood Point also includes some sites with 50 amp electrical service and individual water hookups.

The park features:

The 1-mile Willow Walk Nature Trail located at Cottonwood Point.

The lake features walleye, crappie, white bass, wipers and channel catfish, as well as largemouth bass and flathead catfish.

Four boat ramps located around the lake at Cottonwood Point (2 ramps, 4 lanes), Hillsboro Cove, Marion Cove (2 lanes), French Creek, Durham Cove and Broken Bridge.

Hunting includes pheasants, quail, rabbits, turkeys, and white-tail deer, plus good populations of Canada, snow, and white-front geese as well as all species of ducks found within the Central Flyway.

More information on Marion Reservoir.

Many of these pages have used information from Wikipedia as their basis. Other information has been added by site owners as it is found and as time permits . We also invite users to submit info to be added to the site.
Copyright Genuine Kansas 2007