Located in the Northeast corner of Horton, Mission Lake is easily accessible from either US-73 or from Highway K-20/US-73. The lake was constructed in 1923-24. It has 278 acres of camping grounds, boating, water skiing, fishing, horseshoes, sand volleyball, basketball, playgrounds, picnic areas, and shelter houses.
For years Horton Mission Lake has been a reliable source of water and recreational facility. So long, in fact that few remember that in April of 1923 emotions ran high when a vote was taken at the election to determine whether they should authorize a bond issue for constructing the lake. The vote was 587 in favor and 376 opposed.
An added feature to the Mission Lake is the "Park Lake" which lies next to US-73/K-20 at the east edge of Horton. This small lake provides excellent fishing and the east side is handicap accessible. Annual fishing contests and bike-a-thons are held on the shores of "Park Lake" and provide for a full and fun day for the area children. A floating dock was built by the members of the Horton Fish & Game Club. A railing is provided so wheelchairs can safely go out onto the dock.
Camping permits for Horton Mission Lake's 1997 season are as follows:
$3.00 for daily
$60.00 for 14 days
$85.00 for the season
$35.00 for the boating season.
Electric hook-ups are available for $2.00 a day. These permits can be obtained at the caretakers quarters located on the west side of the lake.
For more information, call: 785-486-2298
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