Category: Holton

Holton

Campbell Vineyard and Winery

What once started with 6 grape vines planted in 1997 has now transpired into more than 2 acres of vineyards. The winery was added in the summer of 2005 and is available for small gatherings. Beautiful rolling pastures and timber, a nearby pond, wildflowers, birds and native grasses await you as tour the vineyard. Contact Ray and Becky Campbell, owners, for further information!

Holton Country Club

Holton Country Club, established in 1924, invites you to enjoy the seclusion of a 9 hole, par 35 hideaway. Fairways lined with majestic hardwoods follow the gentle, rolling landscape. Experience the undulating bent-grass greens.

Many of the fairways are lined with oak trees that are over 100 years old, and the greens are large and well maintained. The course is seldom crowed and allows golfers to play in a relaxed atmosphere. Golfers seldom have to be concerned about obtaining a tee time and can play when they are ready.

Although the course is a nine-hole course, the different tee placements that have been provided for the second round gives the course a completely different outlook. It is, therefore, as challenging as many 18-hole course might be.

Green fees and cart rentals are very reasonable with a nice clubhouse and friendly atmosphere upon the completion of your round of golf.

Many people are of the opinion that the Holton Country Club is the nicest nine-hole golf course in northeast Kansas, if not the entire state!

Banner Creek Reservoir

This 535-Acre reservoir serves as a flood control structure and water supply for the City of Holton and rural water district No. 3. As you enjoy these recreational facilities, please help us to protect, preserve and enhance the water quality.

Several activities may be enjoyed at the park including boating and water skiing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and primitive camping. Three boat ramps and three boat docks are available. A sand swimming beach is located next to the swimming area. Four fishing peirs are available.

An RV Campground with electricity, water hook-ups, flush bathroom/bath-house and dump station is available. 34 sites have 30 amp hookups. A Camp Host is located at the north entrance, by the Headquarters Building. Camp sites are on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors claim that these are the cleanest bathroom/bath-houses in the state!

Additionally there are four shelter houses, on the north side, and one shelter house on the south side of the lake that may be reserved by contacting the office at (785) 364-4236, or at the Headquarters Building at the north lake entrance.

Dump Station for non-campground use – $6.00rnCamping with Hook-ups – $14.00rnCamping w/o Hook-ups – $6.00rnShelter House Reservations – $10.00

Disc Golf Course (9 Hole/Basket)

Hike and Bike Nature Trail – The trail is single-track packed earth and grass, with very few rocks or roots. It is rated easy to moderate for hikers and moderate for bicyclists. The trailhead starts at the north entrance, by the headquarters building, off of Highway K-16. The trail is 13.8 miles long and goes all the way around the lake.

Fishing – Banner Creek Reservoir has been stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, redear sunfish, bluegill, and walleye. Fishing length and creel limits are as follows: largemouth bass, 18 inch minimum with a limit of two fish; channel cat, 15-inch minimum length with limit of five fish; and walleye, 18-inch minimum length with limit of two fish; there is a special limit on crappie of 20 per day.

The county has established fees for park use. Permits may be purchased from the Headquarters Building located at the north entrance, (785) 364-4236. During off hours the permit fee may be dropped in the courtesy box just inside the park gate.

Vehicle Entrance Fee – $2.00; $30 annuallyrnEntrance + Boat – $4.00; $60 annuallyrnEntrance + Jet Ski – $8.00; $90 annuallyrnFishing – Free with State LicensernCanoe or Unpowered Boat – No Charge w/ Entrance FeernHunting/Trapping – $2.00 (Reservation Required)

Rafter Park

Rafters Park provides a variety of recreational opportunities in the scenic rolling terrain adjacent to Elkhorn Lake. Outdoor activities include swimming, softball/baseball, sand volleyball courts, miniature golf, fishing, and shelterhouses.

The park is the site for the Holton Municipal Swimming Pool which was built in 1936 as a WPA project. The 385,000 gallon pool is one of the largest in the region. Activities in the park are geared not only for individual outdoor use, but semi-organized activities as well.rn

Linscott Park

The City of Holton purchased the Linscott Park property from the Linscott family in 1928. the property was the site of the Linscott family home- Buena Vista. The terms of the purchase was that no “private enterprise” be allowed in the park.

Linscott Park is a neighborhood park with tennis courts, horse shoe pits, picnic shelterhouse and children’s playground, and the Veteran’s Memorial. The Park provides an ideal setting for family reunions and social gatherings.rn

Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation

Rich in cultural tradition, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe currently reside on 11 square miles, 77,000 acres, west of U.S. 75. Tribal membership is over 4,300 with approximately 500 living on the reservation and the remainder living across the United States.

Within the last decade, the tribe has experienced a revitalization. They have improved social, educational, environmental, infrastructure, and cultural leadership programs, due in no small part to the introduction of gaming activities. Through an agreement with Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. the tribe opened a 63,000 square foot gaming facility on reservation land in January, 1998. The new facility created over 1,200 jobs, generating approximately $28 million in tribal wages and revenue.

Harrah’s Prairie Band Casino is located west of the junction of U.S. Highway 75 and Road 150 in the southeast quadrant of the reservation. The casino entertainment complex provides Fresh Market Square Buffet, gift shop, Prairie Pub Lounge, and the 100-room hotel in addition to gaming opportunities. Many meeting are coordinated within the facility for regional groups.rn