Outdoor Activities

There's always something to do in Marion!

Hunting & Fishing

Western Kentucky has long been known as a Hunter's Paradise, as Teddy Roosevelt and Daniel Boone testified. We have an abundance of deer, dove, wild turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and other wild game. But despite the abundance, you can still expect a challenge!

The Ohio River provides a wide variety of species, including crappie, black and white bass, sunfish, sauger, and catfish. The largemouth bass fishing is outstanding enough to attract several local and national bass tournaments. The angling possibilities are wide enough in numbers and variety to satisfy the most demanding fisherman. For easy access to the river, boat ramps with ample parking are located.

Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake, within 20 miles of Marion, offer some of the best crappie, bass, catfish and bluegill fishing in the nation. Professionals and amateurs alike enjoy the vast fishing opportunities these great lakes have to offer.

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Parks

The Marion Crittenden County Park is located in the heart of Marion and provides outdoor recreational opportunities for its residence and visitors.

The fifty four acre park has three baseball fields, one softball field, four soccer fields, two basketball courts, two picnic pavilions, two horseshoe pits, a skate park , a one and one quarter mile paved walking trail and playground.

The Crittenden County School Athletics Department utilizes the facilities at the park for various school sporting events and tournaments.

Volunteers and private benefactors together with the very cooperative local governments have developed the park into a quality facility which can be used and enjoyed by the entire county. The park’s presence indeed makes Marion a better place to live, work and play. The citizens of Crittenden County and the generations to follow can take pride in “our” park. We hope you have the opportunity to visit our park, if you need additional information contact the Marion Tourism Commission.

If you are interested in reserving one of our pavilions please contact us.

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