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Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
231 East Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
800-245-3678
620-223-3566
FAX 620-223-3574

 


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Gunn Park Well known in the 4-state region for incredible natural beauty and landscaping, the 132 acre Gunn Park abounds with old rock walls, hundreds of centuries old maple and oak trees, and is the site of many reunions and celebrations. The lazy Marmaton River winds through the park. The river and two well stock ponds (one with trout in season) provide hours of delightful angling. Also in season, canoes and paddle boats are available for rent,with play equipment for children at each of six shelter houses. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park, with limited RV parking available.
Fisher Park Named for Judge Harry Fisher, a beloved Fort Scott citizen, the 17 acre Fisher Park provides two lighted ball fields for youth baseball and adult softball, supplementing the three ball fields at Fort Scott Community College. The swimming pool, which provides a charming wading pool, is the home of the Fort Scott swim teams. Tennis courts and sand volleyball courts are open to the public as well as picnic tables and playground equipment.The park hosts summer concerts and many summer recreational events for adult and children.
University Square Park Located at 3rd and Hill Streets, University Square Park has picnic tables with grills for cooking out, playground equipment for the kids, and several ball fields.

Kansas Rocks

Recreational Park

Come explore 240 acres of challenging off-road trails for slow-speed 4-wheel drive vehicles, bicycles and hiking enjoyment. Over 40 miles of trails featuring three levels of difficulty. The park also includes picnic shelters with grills, a playground for children, restroom facilities and large parking area. A daily admission fee is charged; $10 for vehicles, $5 for bicycles, or purchase an annual access pass for $50. Located near the Dayton Cemetery, north of Tomahawk Road on 130th Street. No ATV's or motorcycles allowed.
Fort Scott Lake Nestled in a lush, heavily wooded, rural setting, teaming with wildlife, the 352 acre Fort Scott Lake provides residential living as well as public boat loading ramps for fishermen and water skiers with restricted areas for all three. Stocked annually with channel cat, walleye, small mouth bass, crappie, muskie, and blue gill, the lake provides many hours of recreation for anglers. Lakeside campsites, shelter houses,and picnic areas are available to residents and visitors alike. The lake is the site of the annual sailboat regatta for the Fort Scott Sailing Club and serves as a reservoir for city and rural water systems. Located 2 miles south and 3 miles west of Fort Scott.
Rock Creek Lake The 50 acre Rock Creek Lake is an integral part of the city and rural water reserve system. Located on the Marmaton River,and surrounded by deep woods, Rock Creek serves as a habitat for wildlife,as well as a quiet haven for fishermen, canoers, and campers. Located 1 mile south and 2.5 miles west of Fort Scott.
Bourbon Wildlife Area Located 4.5 east of Elsmore, KS, the Bourbon Wildlife Area is 200 acres of some of the best hunting around. It offers the sportsman and sportswoman an abundance of quail, deer, turkey, squirrel, and waterfowl to hunt. Hollister Wildlife Area: Located 6 miles west and 2 miles south of Fort Scott, the Hollister Wildlife Area is a 2,432 acre refuge of some of the very best hunting in Southeast Kansas. With plenty of deer, quail, prairie chicken, turkey, dove, coyote, and bobcat to hunt.
Public Hunting Now Available Several parcels of land in Fort Scott/Bourbon County are now available for public hunting, through a program administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.  Click here for more details on the program. 

 


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