Marion County Park

Covered Bridge - Winter
Covered Bridge - Winter
Fishing Pier
Covered Bridge - Fall
County Park Campground

March 20, 2020  

Marion County Conservation has implemented changes to reduce the potential spread of the Coronavirus.


1. Effective today all Marion County Conservation Department parks will be closed to the general public through

April 17th.  


2. Parks that will be closed are Marion County Park on the west edge of Knoxville and Roberts Creek Park and      Cordova Park located on the north side of Lake Red Rock.  


3. Facilities closed include: all campgrounds, shelter houses, picnic areas, game courts, baseball & softball fields,     playgrounds, as well as the Observation Tower and Pavilion at Cordova Park and the Historical Village at Marion County Park.  


4. No reservations for park facilities, to be used prior to April 17th will be taken. 


5. All current reservations for park facilities through April 17th are cancelled and full refunds will be given. This includes reservations for campsites, shelter houses, the pavilion and cabins. Park Rangers are in the process of contacting these individuals to notify them of the cancellations and issue full refunds. 


6. Reservations for facilities to be used after April 17th can still be made at this time.  Either on-line, or by phone.


7. The current schedule is for all Marion County Conservation Department parks and facilities to re-open to the public on Friday, April 17th.


Marion County Conservation is confident that these decisions are in the best interest of public and staff safety. These measures are in effort to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 through our community.  Thank you for your support and understanding. Marion County Conservation will continue to assess the situation and adjust as necessary. If you have questions, please contact the Conservation Administrative Office by calling; 641-828-2213. 



The 140 acre “County Park” is MCCB’s oldest recreation area. Its rolling hills contain many opportunities for recreational enjoyment. A campground with 100 campsites, shower/restroom facilities and picnic shelters provide for a summer family retreat. A 7 acre fishing lake, drained, dredged and restocked in 2015, provides an excellent location to fish for largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. Picnic areas with playground equipment, flush restrooms and picnic shelters are available for daily usage. A basketball court, baseball and softball fields are also located in the park. The Marion County Historical Society maintains a historical village at the park, complete with a log cabin, museum, country schoolhouse, church, general store and stagecoach inn; that are open for display on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Additionally, the park has a diverse array of scenic backdrops; including, a fishing pier, covered bridge, historical buildings and natural foliage settings that are utilized by photographers for inspirational, family and senior class pictures. Locals have known and travelers are learning that, Marion County Park is a destination for many recreational enthusiasts.




Park Contact Information:
Marion County Park
306 Willetts Drive
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
PHONE: (641) 828-2214



Marion County Park is located on the west edge of the city of Knoxville at 306 Willetts Drive, Knoxville Iowa.

Google Map Location


*   7 Acre Fishing Lake (Electric Motors Only)
*   Picnic Areas with Playground Equipment
*   4 Picnic Shelters
*   Basketball Court
*   Baseball/Softball Fields
*   3 Flush Restrooms
*   Historical Village
*   Modern Campground

Marion County Park Campground has 100 campsites. Campsite amenities range from non-electric up
        to 50 Amp full service.The campground also contains a modern shower building, one additional flush
        restroom, picnic shelter and campground host on site.

        Marion County Park Campground Map

In the event of freezing conditions, the water to the campsites may not be on.

Water will be available at a hydrant to fill tanks and the shower building will be available for use.
Please note that the camping fees will not change in the event the water is off.


Camping Rates

             Non-Electric site  $12.00

             50 Amp Electric/Water site $20.00

             50 Amp Electric/Water/Sewer site $25.00

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park Hours: 6:00 AM till 10:30 PM


Marion County Park Campground is closed from the last Sunday in October til the first Friday in April.

Seasonally: Some areas of Marion County Park will have restricted access and Flush Restrooms will be Closed from October through April.