Marion Waterfowl Report -

Numbers of geese remain steady.

Numbers can change daily

Ice 0%
Water level Lake level is at 1346.0 (Conservation pool is 1350.50)
Hunting conditions


The reservoir has been low for the entire growing season and has a large amount of exposed shore and lake bed that is covered with moist soil vegetation. There is a lot of yellow nut sedge and smartweed along with some barnyard grass. So, there is a lot of food for waterfowl around the reservoir but the water remains low and is a good distance from this food, and cover.

Expected hunting success Poor.

The boat ramp at Broken Bridge on the North Cottonwood river has been repaired.

The refuge at Marion Wildlife area, located on the south west part of the reservoir along French creek, extends out from the shoreline 100 yards into the water. What this means is that approximately 110 acres of water along the shoreline of the refuge are included in the restricted access area, and are off limits to hunting. Accessing the refuge by boat or hunting near the refuge shoreline is not permitted.

Remember Marion Reservoir has ZEBRA MUSSELS. Make sure to Clean, Drain and Dry your equipment. Clean all visible vegetation and mud from decoys, bags, waders, etc. Drain water from decoy bags and boats. Allow equipment to Dry for a five day period before using it at another area, OR wash with high-pressure hot water.

Many of the roads around the reservoir can get very greasy after rain, or melting snow, please use good judgement about which roads you try to travel on.