Campground Recreation

Inflatable water park and swim deck at the Marion-Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday

Water Park

Get ready for a splash of fun at our amazing water park, perfect for kids and grown-ups alike!  Our water park includes access to a massive floating obstacle course, a large swim deck, and watercraft like canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and paddle boats.  Climb, slip, slide, jump, and soar through the sky, or sit back, relax, and watch the fun.  Campers of all ages have a blast with all the cool stuff to do at our water park!

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Pontoon & Jet Ski Rentals

Campers can rent well-maintained pontoon boats and jet skis from a third-party vendor located at the campground.  With these, you can zip around to explore the lake’s hidden gems, glide through quiet coves, or feel the thrill of speeding over open waters.  It’s a fantastic way to see different parts of the lake and enjoy the beauty from a new perspective.  Perfect for adventure seekers, water lovers, or anyone wanting to try something fun and different.  So, hop on, and get ready for an adventure on the water that you won’t soon forget!

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Water Sports

For those who love a good adrenaline rush, the lake offers tons of exciting activities like tubing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. It’s the perfect spot for an action-packed day on the water. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, these activities are sure to give you a thrill. Feel the wind in your hair as you zip across the water, make some waves, and have a blast with friends and family. It’s an unmissable experience for anyone looking for fun and adventure on the lake. Get ready to dive into a day full of excitement and unforgettable moments!

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Game Deck

We’ve got a fun-filled area where everyone, no matter their age, can dive into all sorts of games. Picture this: you’re playing ping pong, scoring goals in foosball, tossing bags, and aiming washers – it’s all here waiting for you. And that’s not all! We’ve also got a large selection of board games for those who love a bit of strategy and fun. Our game deck is an easy-going, open-air spot that’s just right for hanging out and creating those moments you’ll remember for years. It’s a place to laugh, compete a little, and just have a great time.

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Entertainment

Join us every weekend for live music that will have the WHOLE family singing along! Whether it’s your first visit or one of many, the live entertainment at Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday promises a night of unforgettable fun!

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Lakeside Patio Lounge

The lakeside patio lounge is a cozy, laid-back spot for those who want to unwind.  Here you can relax in a comfortable chair, enjoy a delicious slice of pizza, or sip on one of our famous boozy shakes.  This area is perfect for losing yourself in a good book, chatting with friends, or just sitting back to watch the lively action at the water park.  Whether you’re looking to take a break from the day’s adventures or want a quiet place to chill, the lakeside patio lounge is the ideal place to be.

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Playground

Get ready for non-stop fun at our amazing playground! It’s the ultimate spot for kids to have a blast and discover new adventures. It’s the ideal place to spend quality family time too! Just remember, all our little explorers should have an adult by their side at all times. Let the fun begin!

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Jump Zone

You won’t believe the awesome jumping pillow at our KOA – it’s a real game-changer!  Kids and grown-ups alike can’t get enough of this wall-free bounce house.  Get your heart rate up while having a blast – that’s what the jumping pillow is all about.  Little jumpers should always be accompanied by an adult.  Turn your camping trip into a jumping adventure you’ll never forget!

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Giant Slide

Picture a humongous inflatable slide, super tall, as if it’s stretching up to high-five the clouds! Kids will have a blast zooming down this gigantic slide, with the wind whizzing past their cheeks. It’s huge and super springy, making you feel like you’re soaring through the sky. This slide is a non-stop fun zone, full of giggles and wild rides. It’s awesome for kids of all ages!

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KampK9

Camping is all about making memories with the most important people in your life, and that includes your furry family members.  This dog-friendly area is specifically designed for off-leash play, featuring an enclosed space where your pet can safely run and enjoy. Waste stations are available to maintain cleanliness. KampK9® is the perfect spot for pet owners who want to give their dogs a chance to expend energy and socialize in a safe and enjoyable setting.

 

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Fishing

The Lake of Egypt is a fishing paradise. This 2,300-acre reservoir with 90 miles of shoreline is a dream spot for both casual and serious anglers. With an average depth of 18 feet and areas plunging to 52 feet, it’s teeming with fish like Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Striped Bass, and Crappie. Whether you’re with family, friends, or on a solo trip, fishing here is relaxing and fun. Imagine the thrill of hooking a worm, casting your line into the tranquil waters, feeling that exciting tug, and maybe even reeling in a big one.

Lakeside Yoga

Lakeside Yoga

Find your zen in a peaceful spot that’s perfect for zoning in! Lakeside yoga is the ultimate chill-out session, whether you’re a yoga pro or just starting to stretch. It’s all about diving deep into your moves, forgetting those pesky distractions, and leaving your worries on the shore. Come on, let’s breathe in the calm and stretch towards the sun together!