Recreation and Gaming

What is there for a teenager to do in Marion County?

Recreation

  • Marion County is home to a wide selection of public ball fields, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, and more. For a complete list cick here.

Bowling

  • Hillsboro Lanes
    • 121 S. Main, Hillsboro
    • 620-947-3330
  • Peabody Lanes
    • 114 N. Walnut, Peabody
    • 620-983-2012
  • Sher Bowl Lanes
    • 131 S. Thorp, Marion
    • 620-382-2630

 

 

Swimming

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Which lakes are natural and which are manmade?

Both the Marion Reservoir and Marion County Lake are manmade.

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Which ones are open to swimming?

Both are open to swimming in designated swimming areas or at campsites.

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Where and when can I swim in Marion County?

In addition to the Marion Reservoir and Marion County Lake, several swimming pools are available in Marion County.

Seasonal outdoor pools include:

Year-round indoor pools:

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What lakes are private and which are public?

Both the Marion Reservoir and the Marion County Lake are open for public use. Contact the Marion County Park & Lake at 620-382-3240 or visit the Web site at www.marioncountyparkandlake.com. Contact the Marion Reservoir at 620-382-2101.

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Where are the public-access boat launches?

Both the Marion County Park & Lake and the Marion Reservoir have public-access boat launch sites. At them Marion Reservoir, boat ramps are located at Broken Bridge, Cottonwood Point, Durham Cove, French Creek and Hillsbor Cove (Click here for a map.

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Where can I go fishing?

You may fish with a license at the Marion County Park & Lake and the Marion Reservoir.

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Where can I get my fishing license?

You may apply for a Kansas State Fishing License at the Region 4 KDWP office at 6232 E. 29th St., Wichita, KS 67220 or online.

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How can I get my hunting license?

You may apply for a Kansas State Hunting License at the Region 4 KDWP office at 6232 E. 29th St., Wichita, KS 67220 or online. For more information about hunting in Marion County, click here.

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What are the hunting seasons?
  • Visit the Kanas Department of Wildife and Parks Web site sportsman calendar for specific hunting seasons by click here.
  • For information on special hunting opportunities in Marion County click here.

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Where are the best roads for motorcycle rides?

For a list of notable Kansas Motorcycle Routes click here.

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Where can I catch live theater?
  • Tabor College (www.tabor.edu) offers a homecoming musical every fall, and several other drama productions in the spring.
  • Local school districts also perform a variety of musicals and plays throughout the year.

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Where are the local liquor stores?
  • D&J Liquor Store
    • 1202 E. Main St., Marion
    • 620-382-2410
  • Happy Trails Retail Liquor
    • 2695 US Highway 56, Canton
    • 620-628-4511
  • LB Liquor LLC
  • R&D Liquor Store
    • 500 Western Heights Circle, Hillsboro
    • 620-947-2411
  • Superior Wine & Liquor
    • 1240 Commercial Drive, Marion
    • 620-382-8470

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What are the closest places to gamble?

Here are a few Kansas casinos:

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