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11/16/2020

We ask that all visitors still practice social distancing.  Maintain a safe space between yourself and others... Be aware of surfaces that are touched regularly, and remember they are only as clean or sanitized as the last person to use it.  Wash your hands with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self-pay station, etc.).

NOTICE: The water has been shut off to the Campground.  Eagle Landing, Cottonwood Bridge and Wild Horse Equestrian Campgrounds have no water. Wild Horse Equestrian, Eagle Landing, Turkey Run and Lake View Bath/shower houses are closed for the winter season.  The Dump Stations are open but have no water. 

Lake View CXT and the North Boat Ramp CXT are open for use.  There is a frost free spigot on/near the Lake View Boat Ramp, south end near the vault toilet that will remain open for water to fill up your tank.

Cougar Pass and Lake View Campground have the frost free hydrants and will have water on throughout the winter, but you have to DISCONNECT the HOSE from the HYDRANT after filling your tanks so the lines do not Freeze.  Please do no leave your hose hooked up to the hydrant after filling your tank.

The Park is open year round to camping, and all fees still apply accordingly.  Sites are first come First serve. Camping and Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles.  There are self pay stations and you will need to have correct change if the office is closed.

Primitive Campgrounds available are Turkey Run, Mulberry Grove and Catfish Alley.  All fees still apply.

Wild Horse Equestrian:  During the winter you still must have a horse on site to camp. When the weather changes and there is lots of precipitation "Do not ride on the muddy trails. If you leave tracks turn back" Please call the office if you have questions or concerns.   Please do not make new trails.  The most current trail maps are located on Let's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebook under files

Office will be closed these Dates:

Nov 17-19 Staff Training Shortage

Nov 23-25 Holiday

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The  Park remains open daily vehicle permits and daily camping permits can be obtained at the self pay station (s).  Please Call 620-572-5911 if you need further assistance when the office is closed.

The Park is open, and all fees still apply.   Unfortunately, to maintain a safe distance for our employees and customers Perry State Park Office is still closed to the Public.  Our office is too small to social distance effectively.  Park Office will be staffed 9AM-4Pm Monday-Friday for phone calls to assist with general questions and help with purchasing of permits over the phone only. If you come to the office Please do not come inside, please call from your car and we can assist you over the phone.  Most permits can be done online.  We encourage our patrons to utilize the self-pay kiosk for single day vehicle passes, $5.00 per vehicle/per day.  You must use exact cash at the KIOSK(s) at this time.  Please if you are wanting to pay for permits, campsites, etc. with cash we ask that you have the exact amount and preferably put the money in an envelope.

What is closed:  Hobie Cove, Pelican Point, and Hideaway (all primitive areas) are closed due to debris and damage to the roads.

BOAT Registrations Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm ONLY

All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers can be done from our parking lot over the phone.  Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time.  This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale to give us, copies cannot be done here.  If you bought the boat from a dealer you will need a bill of sale plus you must pay your sales tax FIRST and bring a COPIES of sales tax payment and you bill of sale.  We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out.  You can get this Form at our website ksoutdoors.com

                                                    https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat.

This form is under how to register your boat, and the open the + Registration and Renewal Forms.  Both new boats, out of state boats and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out the Application New Owner Registration Form --- "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating" .  It must be filled out completely. NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm, or on the weekends.   

Hunting Season has started. Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trials. Horse trails and bike trails also cross over into CORP of Engineers Land during hunting season there is hunting on many parts of their property.

Sept 14- Dec 31 Archery Special Hunts will be conducted at the State Park Area Behind the office only.

Dec 2 - Dec 13 Youth Special Hunts will be in the areas behind the office, and across the road (237 Highway) to the south but not in the campgrounds.

Located between Topeka and Lawrence on the southwest shore of Perry Reservoir, 4 miles north of US-24 on K-237

Extensively forested rolling hills offer shaded camping at Perry Lake. 25 miles of horse trails and 20 miles of biking/hiking trails wind through the upland forest providing visitors a great outdoor experience. Lake Perry also offers excellent channel catfish fishing on 11,000 acres of Perry Reservoir with 160 miles of shoreline.

Hike along the lakeshore and through the woods. The nearly 11,000-acre wildlife area includes about 1,000 acres of marshes, making it a great place to watch and hunt waterfowl. Quail are usually abundant. The reservoir is known for its excellent crappie and channel catfishing. Whether you’re just camping or want to use the area as a base for fishing, hiking, hunting, or other activities, Perry offers a scenic location in the wooded region of northeast Kansas.

Phone:
Email:
Address:
5441 West Lake Rd.
Ozawkie,KS    66070
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am - 4pm

Park Office – (785) 246-3449

Email Perry State Park

Regional Office – (785) 271-7346

Perry State Park Office Hours - Regular

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm)

All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers can be done from our parking lot over the phone.  Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time.  This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale to give us, copies cannot be done here.  If you bought the boat from a dealer you will need a bill of sale plus you must pay your sales tax FIRST and bring a COPIES of sales tax payment and your bill of sale.  We need this information for our files and we can not make copies.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out.  You can get this Form at our website ksoutdoors.com

NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm, or on the weekends.

Park News - Updated: 11/16/2020

Perry State Park Office Hours - Regular

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm)

BOAT Registrations Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm ONLY. Please call the office ahead of time 785-246-3449. 

All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers can be done from our parking lot over the phone.  Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time.  This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale to give us, copies cannot be done here.  If you bought the boat from a dealer you will need a bill of sale plus you must pay your sales tax FIRST and bring a COPIES of sales tax payment and you bill of sale.  We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out.  You can get this Form at our website:

https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat.

We ask that all visitors still practice social distancing.  Maintain a safe space between yourself and others... Be aware of surfaces that are touched regularly, and remember they are only as clean or sanitized as the last person to use it.  Wash your hands with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self-pay station, etc.). 

NOTICE: The water has been shut off to the Campground. Eagle Landing, Cottonwood Bridge and Wild Horse Equestrian Campgrounds have no water.  Wild Horse Equestrian, Eagle Landing, Turkey Run and the Lake View Bath/shower houses are closed for the winter season.  The Dump Stations are open but have no water.

Cougar Pass and Lake View Campground have the frost free hydrants and will have water on throughout the winter, but you have to DISCONNECT the HOSE from the HYDRANT after filling your tanks so the lines do not Freeze.  Please do not leave your hose hooked up to the hydrant after filling your tank.

The Park is open year-round to camping, and all fees still apply accordingly. Sites are first come First serve. Camping and Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles.  There are self-pay stations, and you will need to have correct change if the office is closed.

Lake View CXT and the North Boat Ramp CXT are open for use.  There is a frost-free spigot on/near the Lake View Boat Ramp, south end near the vault toilet that will remain open for water to fill up your tank.

Wild Horse Equestrian:  During the winter you still must have a horse on site to camp. When the weather changes and there is lots of precipitation "Do not ride on the muddy trails. If you leave tracks turn back" Please call the office if you have questions or concerns.  Please do not make new trails.  The most current trail maps are located on Let's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebook under files.  

Primitive Campgrounds available are Turkey Run, Mulberry Grove and Catfish Alley.  All fees still apply.

Hobie Cove, Pelican Point and Hideaway (all primitive areas) are still closed.  There is still lots of clean up to do to the campgrounds and the bath house.

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

Hunting season has started.  Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using the trails.  Both the horse trails and the bike trails cross over into Corp Ground and there is hunting on their managed property.

LAKE LEVEL INFORMATION:  The lake level at Perry Lake as of 11/16/2020.  Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 892.31  For additional and up-to-date lake information go to https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Perry-Lake/

DUE to KDHE Lagoon Inspections the Fish cleaning station is still closed.  We can no longer dump the fish bones etc. into the Lagoon.  Accumulation of the bones, skins and other parts over the years have made the lagoon inoperable. We are waiting for permission to move the station and have the bones etc. discharge out into the lake.  Unfortunately this takes time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

General Information
Phone:
Email:
Address:
5441 West Lake Rd.
 
Ozawkie, KS    66070
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am - 4pm

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Park Office – (785) 246-3449

Email Perry State Park

Regional Office – (785) 271-7346

Perry State Park Office Hours - Regular

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm)

All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers can be done from our parking lot over the phone.  Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time.  This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale to give us, copies cannot be done here.  If you bought the boat from a dealer you will need a bill of sale plus you must pay your sales tax FIRST and bring a COPIES of sales tax payment and your bill of sale.  We need this information for our files and we can not make copies.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out.  You can get this Form at our website ksoutdoors.com

NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm, or on the weekends.


History

Perry State Park was made possible by the signing of a lease agreement in 1968 between the Kansas Parks and Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Perry Reservoir was listed in the Bassmaster.com list of 100 Best Bass Lakes

Perry Areas

Jefferson Point
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 200
  • Water, Electric: 102
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  • Electric: 102

Perry Trails
Equestrian Trails
  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 25 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N 39° 09.036' W 095° 29.718'
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    The equestrian trails wind through upland forest habitat allowing many opportunities for viewing wildlife and colorful vegitation. The trails start and end in Perry State Park but some of the trail traverses across the COE Rock Creek public use area.


Perry State Park Biking and Hiking Trails
  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 22 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N 39° 09.454' W 095° 28.068'
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    This set of trails is carved through classic Kansas hardwood forest and cut through the bluffs and wooded hillsides surrounding the Perry Reservoir. The trail offers moderate to difficult terrain and is known nationwide for its well-designed layout. It is a challenge for even the most experienced riders


Perry Cabins

Important Cabin Information:  Reservation Terms and Conditions, Cabin Reservation Information

Reserve Now

Perry State Park now has four cabins available for reserve. Our cabins offer all the convenience of home and enjoyment of nature and lake activities. One cabin is ADA compliant. All four cabins accommodate four people 2 Adults; 2 children and are equipped with the following:

Full Size Bathroom and Shower, Full Size Bed with Dresser, Cleaning Supplies, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Microwave, Cook Stove, Kitchen Sink, Dining Table and Four Chairs, Kitchen Utensils and Cookware, Living Quarters, Fold Out Sofa/Hide-A-Bed, Screened Glass Sliding Door, Air Conditioned, Furnace, and Outside Hydrant. 

Sorry NO PETS are allowed inside the Cabins at Perry State Park.

To make reservations online, please go to https://kshuntfishcamp.com

Apache Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 8.393 W95 28.716
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Apache Cabin
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    Inside Apache Cabin

    The Apache is our ADA compliant cabin. It is basically the same as our other cabins only it doesn't have a loft.

    Modern Cabin Accommodates 2 adults; 2 children

    What Cabin Rental Provides

    • FULL SIZE BATHROOM & SHOWER
    • FULL SIZE BED WITH DRESSER
    • CLEANING SUPPLIES
    • KITCHENETTE
    • REFRIGERATOR
    • MICROWAVE
    • COOK STOVE
    • KITCHEN SINK
    • DINING TABLE & FOUR CHAIRS
    • KITCHEN UTENSILS & COOKWARE
    • LIVING QUARTERS
    • FOLD OUT SOFA HIDE-A-BED
    • SCREENED GLASS SLIDING DOOR
    • AIR-CONDITIONED
    • FURNACE
    • OUTSIDE HYDRANT

     PRICES FOR THIS CABIN 

    Sunday-Thursday:

    • $70.00 per night (April-September)
    • $45.00 per night (October-March)

    Friday, Saturday, and Holidays:

    • $105.00 per night (April-September)
    • $55.00 per night (October-March)

    Weekly Rate: $300.00 per week

    Non-refundable reservation fee. $14.00


Stonefield Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Stonefield Cabin
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    What Cabin Rental Provides

    • FULL SIZE BATHROOM & SHOWER
    • FULL SIZE BED WITH DRESSER
    • CLEANING SUPPLIES
    • KITCHENETTE
    • REFRIGERATOR
    • MICROWAVE
    • COOK STOVE
    • KITCHEN SINK
    • DINING TABLE & FOUR CHAIRS
    • KITCHEN UTENSILS & COOKWARE
    • LIVING QUARTERS
    • FOLD OUT SOFA HIDE-A-BED
    • SCREENED GLASS SLIDING DOOR
    • AIR-CONDITIONED
    • FURNACE
    • OUTSIDE HYDRANT

    PRICES FOR THIS CABIN 

    Sunday-Thursday:

    • $70.00 per night (April-September)
    • $45.00 per night (October-March)

    Friday, Saturday, and Holidays:

    • $110.00 per night (April-September)
    • $55.00 per night (October-March)

    Weekly Rate: $300.00 per week

    Non-refundable reservation fee. $14.00


Hazelwood Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Hazelwood Cabin
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    Modern Cabin accommodates four people 2 adults; 2 children.

    • FULL SIZE BATHROOM & SHOWER
    • FULL SIZE BED WITH DRESSER
    • CLEANING SUPPLIES
    • KITCHENETTE
    • REFRIGERATOR
    • MICROWAVE
    • COOK STOVE
    • KITCHEN SINK
    • DINING TABLE & FOUR CHAIRS
    • KITCHEN UTENSILS & COOKWARE
    • LIVING QUARTERS
    • FOLD OUT SOFA HIDE-A-BED
    • SCREENED GLASS SLIDING DOOR
    • AIR-CONDITIONED
    • FURNACE
    • OUTSIDE HYDRANT

    PRICES FOR THIS CABIN 

    Sunday-Thursday:

    • $70.00 per night (April-September)
    • $45.00 per night (October-March)

    Friday, Saturday, and Holidays:

    • $110.00 per night (April-September)
    • $55.00 per night (October-March)

    Weekly Rate: $300.00 per week

    Non-refundable reservation fee. $14.00


Cottonwood Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • Location of Facility: N39 08.383 W95 28.721
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Cottonwood Cabin
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    Modern Cabin accommodates four people 2 adults; 2 children.

    What Cabin Rental Provides

    • FULL SIZE BATHROOM & SHOWER
    • FULL SIZE BED WITH DRESSER
    • CLEANING SUPPLIES
    • KITCHENETTE
    • REFRIGERATOR
    • MICROWAVE
    • COOK STOVE
    • KITCHEN SINK
    • DINING TABLE & FOUR CHAIRS
    • KITCHEN UTENSILS & COOKWARE
    • LIVING QUARTERS
    • FOLD OUT SOFA HIDE-A-BED
    • SCREENED GLASS SLIDING DOOR
    • AIR-CONDITIONED
    • FURNACE
    • OUTSIDE HYDRANT

    PRICES FOR THIS CABIN 

    Sunday-Thursday:

    • $70.00 per night (April-September)
    • $45.00 per night (October-March)

    Friday, Saturday, and Holidays:

    • $110.00 per night (April-September)
    • $55.00 per night (October-March)

    Weekly Rate: $300.00 per week

    Non-refundable reservation fee. $14.00.


Perry Calendar

Email Perry

This form allows you to email Perry State Park with any questions you might have about the State Park and its facilities. This includes season openings and closings, campsite reservations, special events, etc.

Wildlife Viewing

Perry Lake is in the beautiful Delaware River valley of the Glaciated Region. The rolling bluestem prairie and hillsides of oak and hickory yield a large variety of wildlife. The reservoir, meadows, old fields, and riparian woodlands, as well as the marshes and mudflats, furnish living space for additional species. Hike on the Perry Lake National Recreation Trail (30 mile loop) through the shoreline and hillside communities. Visit Perry Wildlife Area to view the shallow-water habitats of the upper reservoir. In spring and early summer, search the mudflats for shorebirds. Among the cattails and sedges of the marsh you may find nesting sedge wrens, ducks, herons, muskrats, beaver, and mink. Watch for wild turkeys, pileated woodpeckers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and white-tailed deer in the riparian woodlands. American kestrels, eastern meadowlarks, horned larks, and coyotes can be observed in the old fields and meadows. The oak-hickory ridges attract buntings, vireos, tanagers, thrushes, and warblers. Gulls, pelicans, ducks, and flocks of snow geese are common on the open waters during the fall migration. In winter bald eagles perch in tall trees at the water's edge.