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Location and Contact Information

Marion Reservoir State Park, located in Kansas, offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities including camping. The park can be found at:

Marion Reservoir State Park

  • 2 miles west of Marion, KS off of US-56
  • Phone: Typically, you can contact the park`s office for current information and inquiries.

Camping Facilities

The park provides campsites that range from primitive to full hookups for RVs. Important facilities include:

  • RV Sites: Full-service sites with electric, water, and sewer hookups.
  • Primitive Campsites: For those who prefer a more rustic experience.
  • Group Camping Areas: For larger parties or events.


  • Restrooms and Showers: Clean and maintained facilities for comfort.
  • Picnic Areas: Equipped with tables and grills.
  • Boat Ramps: For easy water access.


  • Boating: A popular activity due to the large reservoir.
  • Fishing: Known for excellent fishing opportunities.
  • Swimming: Designated areas for swimming.
  • Hiking Trails: Explore the natural beauty of the area.
  • Wildlife Viewing: A variety of wildlife species present.

Reservations and Usage Fees

  • Reservations: Can usually be made online or via phone.
  • Fees: There may be daily vehicle and camping fees; these can vary by the type of campsite and services used.

Seasons and Accessibility

  • Open Seasons: Check if the park is open year-round or if it has specific seasons.
  • Accessibility: The park is generally accessible by road; however, weather conditions may affect accessibility, so it's wise to check local travel advisories.

Regulations and Safety

  • Fire Restrictions: Verify if there are fire restrictions during your visit.
  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be on a leash.
  • Alcohol: Be aware of any regulations regarding alcohol consumption within the park.
  • Permits: Fishing and boating may require state permits.

Local Attractions and Services

  • Nearby Towns: Marion and other nearby towns may offer additional accommodations, stores, restaurants, and emergency services.
  • Cultural Sites: Explore local history through nearby museums or historical markers.

Important Tips

  1. Weather Preparedness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and pack accordingly.
  2. Leave No Trace: Always practice "Leave No Trace" principles to preserve the park's natural state.
  3. Wildlife Interactions: Store food securely to avoid wildlife encounters and follow guidelines for wildlife safety.

Before heading out for your camping trip to Marion Reservoir State Park, it is advisable to check the most current information from the park's official website or get in touch with the park administration, as details and policies might have updated since the knowledge cutoff date.

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