Perry State Park

 

WELCOME TO PERRY STATE PARK

Office closures:

  • November 22-26 2017 Thanksgiving
  • Dec 12-13 2017 Staff Meeting
  • Dec 23-26 2017 Holiday

The Park Office will be OPEN 9-3 Jan. 1 2018  FIRST DAY HIKE will start at 10:00 am Meeting Place is the Lake View Boat Ramp Parking Lot.

Due to the nice weather forecast the courtesy Dock at Lake View WILL NOT BE pulled today on Nov 20 2017 and will remain open through the holiday weekend.  

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Regular Park Office hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon (closed for lunch) and then 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Park Vehicle permits are required when entering the state park campgrounds and day use areas. All annual park permits are available at the park office. Also, be sure to inquire about the State Parks Passport at the time you register your vehicles through your County Treasurer's Office.  If the office and/or gatehouse is closed, camping and vehicle fees can be paid at the self pay stations at the office or gatehouse.

The Kansas State Parks' Passport! The Kansas State Parks' Passport is available only during your Kansas motor vehicle registration process (new or renewal). It is available at a motor vehicle registration office, through the online vehicle registration site (www. kswebtags.org), or when renewing by mail. The parks' passport only costs $15.50 and is good for a full twelve months (one year) same as your vehicle registration. The park passport expires the same day your vehicle registration expires. For more information, contact Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Pratt Operations Office at 620-672-5911 or call your state park office. Don't miss out on this great opportunity - Get Your Kansas State Parks' Passport!

Boat registrations are also available at the park office. In order to register a newly acquired boat, be sure to bring the bill of sale containing an accurate Hull Identification Number and the KA assigned number or any other state's assigned number. Another tip when purchasing a boat from an individual, be sure the person you are buying the boat from is the current registered owner in KDWPT's system. Boat Registrations are only done Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Currently, a daily vehicle pass is $5.00 (Senior and disability is $3.25). Daily primitive camping is $10.00 per day and utility sites with electricity only is $19.00 per day/utility sites with water and electricity are $21.00.   A $3.00 transaction fee will apply for all walk-in utility sites and primitive camp sites. If you arrive when the office is closed, a self-pay station is available for vehicle and camping permits. The self-pay station is located in the parking lot of the main office. 2017 Annual Vehicle permits will be available at the park office for $25.00 on December 15th; Senior and Disabled 2017 Annual Vehicle permits are $13.75. Annual camp permits are also available for $202.50 until April 1st at which time the cost for an annual camp permit will be $252.50. All 2017 annual permits purchased at the park office expire December 31, 2017. The office is still closed on weekends, so you are to pay for your sites at the self-pay station kiosks.  If you are staying during the weekdays, and do not have a reservation, come up to the office to check availability and pay for your site.

Remember - Report all Wildlife and Parks violations! Call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-426-3843.

The cabins at Perry State Park are open year round and reservations can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com. After April 1st the price for reserving a cabin on the weekends and holidays will be $100.00 per night with a minimum stay of two nights for the Hazelwood, Stonefield and Cottonwood cabins.  The Apache cabin will be $95.00 per night on the weekends and holidays with a two night minimum stay.  Sunday through Thursday, the cost to reserve a cabin will be $65.00 a night, with a two night minimum stay.  There is a reservation fee of $14.00.  If you have not tried staying in one of Perry’s cabins, consider coming out this spring/summer.

We have installed mileage markers on the Nature Trail in the park. The trail has been cleaned up and marked so you can record your distance and time in order to track your fitness level. If you can complete one mile in 14 minutes or less without discomfort, you are achieving a good fitness level. Learn more about "What's Your Mile?" and take the Healthy Kansas pledge at www.healthykansas.org.

Wild Horse Campground Area: 

ALERT: Wild Horse campground utility sites are limited to Equine campers only. You must have a horse at the site to camp.

Wild Horse Campground area is open for primitive and utility (electricity and water) use. There are 16 utility sites available to equestrian campers only. You must have a horse to camp on these utility sites. We have installed hitching posts and corrals at all the utility sites.  Eight sites are reservable and for now the new 8 sites are first come first serve.  ALERT: Do not create new trails or trail heads as this causes confusion to riders and creates difficulties in mapping the trail areas. New trails can not be created without the consent and approval of the state park and the Corp of Engineers.

The Eight new electrical sites are currently installed are first come first serve you must have your horse and your unit on site.  Huge THANK YOU goes out to Ed Jarvis, Dewayne Burgess, and Lonnie Houk for volunteering their time and equipment to assist in the building of these new camp sites.  They helped to supervise and coordinate the AmeriCorps NCCC Team that was working at the park.

DESTINATION POINT ON ROCKY TOP TRAILS:  There is a destination point on the Rocky Top Trails dedicated to Andy Baux.  The place is called "Andy's Overlook" and is a place where trail riders can stop for a rest, enjoy a nice break with lunch and take in a view of Perry Lake.  We thank Andy for recognizing this area as a serene place to rest, relax and take in the beauty of nature.  Many thanks to Ed Jarvis for his work to make this destination point happen for Andy.

And as always, thank you, Everett Glen and Joey Jernigan, for your continuous work on keeping the trails cleared for the enjoyment of all riders. 

We will keep the Port-A-Pot in the campground for patron's convenience.

Try out the new free Pocket Ranger® app to use as the Official Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism Guide at http://pocketranger.com/apps/ks/apps.php.

ANNOUCEMENTS:

STARTING NOVEMBER 17 2017 THE ROAD ENTRANCE TO LAKE VIEW and the BOAT RAMP  (Catfish Alley) WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Please do not drive around the barricades.  There will be no access to Catfish Alley.  No camping at Catfish Alley. To access the Lake View, Boat Ramp, Campgrounds, and the Cabins pleas use the high road around to the southeast for all entering and exiting these areas

Daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained by using the self-pay station north of this office, at the Campground Entrance, at the Bike Trails and at the North Boat Ramp.

Perry State Park remains open but the water has been shut off for the winter season 2017.

Campgrounds Lake View, Cottonwood Bridge, Eagle Landing and Wild Horse have electricity but NO water.

The Fish cleaning station and all the Bath/Shower Houses are now closed

The Dump Stations are open but have no water for rinsing.

There is a frost free spigot on the Lake View boat ramp, south end near the vault toilet that will remain open for water to fill up your tank.

Cougar Pass campground will have water and electricity throughout the winter, but you will have to disconnect your hose after filling your water tanks so the lines do not freeze. 

Individual camp sites with numbers have been established in Hobie Cove campground in order to control the number of individuals camping in that particular primitive campground area. Hobie Cove now has numbered posts for the thirty camp sites in the campground area. Only three camp units will be permitted per camp site for a family or group. Appropriate fees will apply to each of the camp units.  A child's tent is free but will count as one of the three camp units. Each site will have one picnic table and one fire ring. Once the designated sections are filled, individuals will be directed to camp in other primitive campgrounds in the state park.

Upcoming Special Events:  FIRST DAY HIKE JAN 1 2018 STARTS at 10:00 am Meet at the Lake View Boat Ramp Parking Lot

 LAKE LEVEL INFORMATION:

The lake level at Perry Lake as of 11/20/17  is 2.12 feet above normal pool. The current release rate is 25 cubic feet per second. Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 893.62.  For additional and up-to-date lake information go to http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/PerryLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx.

For more information about Perry State Park or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the park office at 785-246-3449 or e-mail us at KDWPT.perrysp@ks.gov. Have a safe and enjoyable visit at Perry State Park.