Hillsboro Cove is a quiet little campground conveniently located off Highway 56 between the towns of Marion and Hillsboro. It's known for water front camping sites and readily acceessible boat ramp for fishermen.
Popular activities include camping, boating, fishing and hunting. Anglers will find an abundance of Channel Catfish, Walleye, White Bass, Wipers, White Crappie and a boat ramp is provided at the campground for convenient access to the lake.
The campground offers 51 individual sites and one group camping area with a large shelter. The group camping area holds up to 80 people. The individual sites have tables, grills, sun shelters, electric hookups, and a boat ramp.
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.
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.
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When you enter the campground there is firewood for sale next to the guard shack. The sites are $18. The camp hosts are friendly. The sites are water and electric and nicely shaded. The loop has bathrooms and showers. There’s also a group site which has 9 electrical hook ups if needed. It also has a dump site