Top Tent Camping near Marion, KS

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Marion, KS (56)

    Camper-submitted photo from Chase State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Chase State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Chase State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Chase State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Chase State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Chase State Fishing Lake

    1.

    Chase State Fishing Lake

    12 Reviews
    48 Photos
    152 Saves
    Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

    The lake has a steep to shallow rocky shoreline and shallow mudflats on the upper end. Water clarity is usually very good. Eight fishing piers and many rock and brush fish attractors enhance angling opportunities at the lake. Fair to excellent populations of channel catfish, black bass, saugeye, crappie, white bass, and bluegill are found in the lake. Adjacent uplands primarily consist of native grass prairie. A diversity of wildflowers exists on the property and can provide outstanding viewing opportunities. Several small woody draws also exist on the property, primarily below the dam. Hunting is allowed but game populations are limited. The area does provide opportunities to hunt species such as quail, rabbit, white-tailed deer, turkey, squirrels, waterfowl, and prairie chicken. Camping is allowed (first come, first served) in designated areas along the north shore of the lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Point

    2.

    Cottonwood Point

    5 Reviews
    48 Photos
    29 Saves
    Marion, Kansas

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 - $21 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Harvey County East Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Harvey County East Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Harvey County East Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Harvey County East Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Harvey County East Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Harvey County East Park

    3.

    Harvey County East Park

    7 Reviews
    26 Photos
    16 Saves
    Walton, Kansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion Cove

    4.

    Marion Cove

    3 Reviews
    16 Photos
    5 Saves
    Marion, Kansas

    Overview

    Marion Cove Campground is located just north of the Marion Reservoir Dam right past the Project Office. It___s a primitive tent camping campground w/o electrical hookups.

    Recreation

    Popular activities include camping, boating, and fishing 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

    Popular activities include camping, boating, and fishing 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.

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsboro Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsboro Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsboro Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsboro Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsboro Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsboro Cove

    5.

    Hillsboro Cove

    3 Reviews
    37 Photos
    9 Saves
    Marion, Kansas

    Overview

    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 a readily accessible boat ramp for fishermen.

    Recreation

    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.

    Facilities

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $70 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Marion County Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion County Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion County Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion County Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion County Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Marion County Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek Cove
    Camper-submitted photo from French Creek Cove

    7.

    French Creek Cove

    1 Review
    10 Photos
    5 Saves
    Marion, Kansas

    Overview

    French Creek Cove Campground offers a secluded quiet campground that is located on the Southwest side of Marion Reservoir.__

    Recreation

    Popular activities include camping, boating, fishing and hunting.__ 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

    Popular activities include camping, boating, fishing and hunting.__ 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.

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $12 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park

    8.

    Boulder Bluff Area — El Dorado State Park

    12 Reviews
    9 Photos
    11 Saves
    El Dorado, Kansas

    Welcome to Boulder Bluff Area at El Dorado State Park! This place is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The park is open all year round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you best.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful man-made lake and the river that runs through the park. The campsites are nicely spaced out, giving you a bit of privacy, and there are plenty of trees providing shade and a lovely backdrop. If you’re into biking, you’ll love the paved trails and roads that wind through the campground. For those who prefer hiking, there are also trails that take you through the woods.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. You’ll find amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets to make your stay comfortable. Each site comes with a picnic table, and you’re allowed to have fires, which is perfect for those cozy campfire nights.

    If you’re planning to stay in an RV, you’ll be pleased to know that the sites are big rig friendly. Some of the sites offer stunning lake views, especially in the Bemis Loop area, which is quieter and more spread out.

    For those who love the sound of water, the Equestrian Loop is a great spot. You can hear the waves hitting the shore all night long, which adds to the peaceful ambiance.

    El Dorado State Park is massive, so it’s a good idea to grab a map from the bulletin boards since printed maps might not always be available. The park is near El Dorado, and if you need anything, the town has plenty of amenities. Plus, Wichita is just a short drive away if you’re looking for a quick city escape.

    So pack your gear, bring your sense of adventure, and come enjoy all that Boulder Bluff Area at El Dorado State Park has to offer!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from McPherson State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from McPherson State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from McPherson State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from McPherson State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from McPherson State Fishing Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from McPherson State Fishing Lake

    9.

    McPherson State Fishing Lake

    5 Reviews
    17 Photos
    7 Saves
    McPherson, Kansas

    McPherson State Fishing Lake is located 6 miles north and 2 miles west of Canton. The lake is set in a very scenic location in the southeastern tip of the Smoky Hills on the upper end of the Gypsum creek drainage and has a nice wooded campground on the west shore. It is impounded by an earthen dam and managed in conjunction with the adjoining Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Fishing piers, fish feeders, boat ramp, courtesy dock, vault toilets, and camping and picnic facilities are provided for fishermen, primarily along the western shoreline. Boating is allowed for fishing purposes only. The lake is known for channel catfish and largemouth bass. Additional species include black crappie, bluegill, black bullhead, and several native sunfishes.

    No camping is allowed on the fishing piers. Primitive camping is permitted, but please take your trash with you.

    Pit toilets, fire rings/grills, and picnic tables are available for use by picnickers, campers, and fishermen who wish to stay overnight.

    A nature trail is open year-round on the southwestern corner of the lake. Brochures for the trail are available at the trail head. Only pedestrians are allowed on the trail; no horses, mountain bikes, etc. are allowed

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday

    10.

    Salina KOA Holiday

    25 Reviews
    55 Photos
    66 Saves
    Salina, Kansas

    This KOA is midway between St. Louis, Denver, the Black Hills, and Texas. You'll have easy access to I-70 as well as I-135 to Wichita. Located in a shady meadow northwest of Salina, you can relax in a lawn chair while fishing in the private pond. Swim in the pool, play horseshoes, enjoy the Jump pad, watch the kids go for a train ride, or rent a bike. All sites are pull-thru with free Wi-Fi and cable available on most. At Salina, spend more than one day seeing the area's historic sites. Visit Abilene (about 25 miles E), known as the boyhood home of President Dwight Eisenhower. Check out the museum chronicling Ike's achievements at the Eisenhower Center. Visit Lindsborg, Kansas' Little Sweden (S of the campground). Stop at Rolling Hills Zoo (6 miles W on I-70). In summer (Sat. and Sun.), enjoy the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts. "Delicious Hunt Brothers Pizza and Wings can be delivered to your site (hours vary; ask in the office)." Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru 80 feet. Your hosts: Daryle & Terri Schwerdt.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $46 - $65 / night

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