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COTTONWOOD POINT, KS

Photo: COTTONWOOD POINT
Status: Open through Sat Nov 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cottonwood Point is a spacious and shady campground located on the shores of Marion Reservoir. This Kansas getaway draws in thousands of visitors annually to enjoy the pristine lake shoreline and surrounding canopy of forest.

Natural Features:

Completed in 1968, Marion Reservoir encompasses 6,200 acres of water surrounded by 6,000 acres of public lands. The surrounding expanse of forest provides visitors with endless recreational activities, set against the backdrop of the sparkling lake.

Recreation:

Popular activities include camping, boating, fishing and hunting.

Numerous hiking and biking trails snake through the forest around the lake, and the The Willow Walk Nature Trail is especially popular for wildlife enthusiasts. Campers are likely to spot white-tailed deer, pelicans, raccoons and various other waterfowl.

Anglers will find an abundance of channel catfish, walleye, white bass and wipers, and a boat ramp is provided at the campground for convenient access to the lake.

Facilities:

The campground offers 94 individual sites, along with two group camping areas and two group day use picnic shelters. Campsites offer plenty of shade and include picnic areas with grills and tables.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby communities of Hillsboro and Marion offer additional tourist attractions. Both cities have a nationally recognized Art and Crafts show, as well as a variety of restaurants and shops.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Three tents or two tents and one RV permitted per campsite
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.38889, -97.08889
38°23'20"N, 97°5'20"W

From Marion, Kansas, take Highway 56 for about 4 miles. Turn north on Old Mill Road and continue almost three miles, then follow signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COTTONWOOD POINT
2105 N. PAWNEE
MARION KS 66861

Phone Number:

Information: (620)382-2101