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When you are visiting Mt. Vernon, be sure to join in these fun activities around town.

Golf
Mt. Vernon is home to a 9 hole golf course located on the North East edge of town. Golf cart rental and storage are available. Mt. Vernon has a very active golf league. For more information click here or you can contact the golf course at 417-466-7831.

Robert E. Talbot Wildlife Area
Just a few minutes drive from Mt. Vernon is Talbot's Wildlife Reserve. Horse trails, walking trails and several ponds for fishing are just some of the attractions available. During hunting season, it has an exceptional deer and turkey habitat to satisfy any hunter. For more information, please call 417-452-3879.

Horse Back Riding
The Mt. Vernon Saddle Club is very active and has several rodeos and events throughout the year. It is located at the Northwest Industrial Park. 

Fishing
Fishing can be enjoyed at the William Creek Pond, which features a handicap dock. Also, Mt. Vernon is centrally located between Beaver Lake, Stockton Lake and Table Rock Lake for some of the best fishing the Ozarks has to offer.  

Williams Creek Lake
Williams Creek Lake adjoins the Spirit of ‘76 Park and has handicap fishing dock, asphalt walkway around the pond, and handicap restrooms.  Williams Creek Lake offers a relaxing atmosphere for families to picnic, fish or exercise.  

Fitness Centers
Mt. Vernon has several fitness centers with a wellness program at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center.

Tennis
Mt. Vernon has four tennis courts located at the Spirit of '76 Park. The courts are open year round from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Swimming
Mt. Vernon is very proud of its Olympic size swimming pool located at the "Spirit of '76" Park. The pool offers swimming lessons, water aerobics and pool parties.  Pool opens on (Opening date to be announced) at 1:00 p.m.  The pool will be open for general swimming from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.  Adult swims are 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.  Youngsters up to and including age 4 get free admission to the Pool.  Cost for ages 5 to 15 are $1.00 and $2.50 for those ages 16 and older.  Season Passes may be purchased for $40.00 for one child; $20.00 for a second child; and $60.00 for an adult.  Single-parent households may buy a family pass for $100.00; two-parent families may purchase a pass for $125.00.  You may reach the pool at  417-466-7688 for further information.

Bingo
If Bingo is your passion, you won’t want to miss the weekly Bingo games. The American Legion is hopping on Tuesday nights and the words "Bingo" can be heard for miles around.

Skydiving
Skydiving is available at the Mt. Vernon Airport, which is located on H Highway. Some individuals are adventurous enough to climb into the airplane and parachute down. Others are content to enjoy watching the colorful parachutes descend to the ground and imagine the wonderful view the skydivers are experiencing while floating through the air.

Parks
Park Program for children who have completed first grade through sixth grade for 2006 will be announced at a later date.  Park Program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon, Monday thru Friday.  Cost is $20.00 per child and applications can be picked up at the swimming pool.  Call 417-466-7688 for further information.  If you would like more information on the Parks in Mt. Vernon, click here.

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