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7/6/2020

Attention:  Park OFFICE will be closed all Day Wednesday July 15 2020

The BEACH AREA IS OPENED. All vehicles that enter Perry State Park must have a vehicle permit. Beach Rules are posted please observe and obey all rules. No Kayaks, paddleboards, etc. are allowed in the beach area. Large Social groups are strongly discouraged.  We ask that all visitors practice social distancing.  Maintain a safe space between yourself and others.. Perry Reservoir Zone C and Zone D are in a blue green algae watch.  The State Park Beach is in Zone C.  Please be aware and watch out for the blue green algae.

The Park is open, and all fees still apply.   As many Park Offices are opening up--Perry State Park Office is still closed to the Public.  Our office is too small to social distance effectively.  Park will be staffed 9AM-4Pm Monday-Friday for phone calls to assist with general questions and help with purchasing of some permits. 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. You must use cash at the KIOSK(s) at this time.

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 copy of sales tax payment.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out.  You can get this Form "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act" of our website  https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat. under forms.  It must be filled out completely. NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm, or on the weekends. 

All OPEN campgrounds are available for reservations (except for Primitive Mulberry Grove) what this means is if you do not have a reservation, you may not be able to camp....especially on the weekends. Our holidays are booked and most future weekends are booked. Note: The USACE properties that are around Perry Lake, like Slough Creek, Rock Creek are not part of Perry State Park, we are different, with different fees and requiring vehicle permits to drive around the campgrounds.  (USACE stands for “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” – a federal agency under the Department of Defense. KDWPT, the “Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism,” is a state agency. Though often adjoined, KDWPT state parks are separate from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facilities.

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.). 

If needed you can call the park office 785-246-3449 for questions .We are experiencing a very high volume of calls so if you want us to call you back please leave a message and someone will return your call during the staffed office hours.  We can assist you with for vehicle permits, fishing license from the PARKING LOT during the staffed times. M-F 9AM TO 4PM  In order to abide by the social distancing --items will be exchanged through the front door or in the parking lot to help keep everyone safe.  If after hours leave a message and we will return your call during staffing hours M-F 9am-4pm.  Our Gate House will be open Friday evenings and during the day on Saturday.   

Wild Horse Equestrian:  You must have a horse on site to camp. The bath house is open, but may be closed when there is no activity up at the campground.   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.  Hickory Acres Horse Trials are closed due to the damage from the flooding last year.  Please stay off Hickory Acres.  Please do not make new trails.  The most current trail maps are located on Let's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebook under files.

We have 2 bath houses opened Lake View and Eagle Landing Bath Houses.  Please practice good hygiene and remember these facilities are cleaned regularly and again they are only as clean as the last person to use the facility.

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

What is available: Campgrounds available with electricity and water are Cottonwood Bridge, Eagle Landing, Lake View and Cougar Pass campgrounds. Wild Horse Equestrian campground has water and electricity for equestrian users, and you must have a horse on site to camp. Dump stations are available with water.  Lake View, Eagle Landing, and Wild Horse bathhouses and the Lake View CXT are open for use.  Primitive Turkey Run is open and available to reserve, only one tent per site, Mulberry Grove is now open to camping and it is first come first serve, all tents must pay, as well as all vehicles need permits.

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.

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.

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5441 West Lake Rd.
Ozawkie,KS    66070
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Park News - Updated: 07/07/2020

Perry State Park Office Hours - Regular

Park Office will be closed all Day Wednesday July 15 2020

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

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 copy of sales tax payment.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a REGISTRATION form to fill out.  You can get this Form "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act" of our website  https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat. under forms.  It must be filled out completely. NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm, or on the weekends. 

NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED AT PERRY STATE PARK

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 you hands with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self-pay station, etc.). 

The BEACH AREA IS OPENED. All vehicles that enter Perry State Park must have a vehicle permit. Beach Rules are posted please observe and obey all rules. No Kayaks, paddleboards, etc. are allowed in the beach area. Large Social groups are strongly discouraged.  We ask that all visitors practice social distancing.  Maintain a safe space between yourself and others.. Perry Reservoir Zone C and Zone D are in a blue green algae watch.  The State Park Beach is in Zone C.  Please be aware and watch out for the blue green algae.

All our open campgrounds can be reserved - what this means is if you do not have a reservation, you may not be able to camp....especially on the weekends.   Note: The USACE properties that are around Perry Lake, like Slough Creek, Rock Creek are not part of Perry State Park, we are different, with different fees and the requiring of vehicle permits for all vehicles -even just to drive around the campgrounds.  (USACE stands for “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” – a federal agency under the Department of Defense. KDWPT, the “Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism,” is a state agency. Though often adjoined, KDWPT state parks are separate from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facilities, which are closed during this time. Currently, a daily vehicle pass is $5.00 (Senior and disability is $3.25). Daily primitive camping is $10.00 per day per camp unit. If using utility sites water and electricity are $21.00 -$23.00 per night.   A $3.00 transaction fee will apply for all utility sites and primitive camp sites.  All utlity areas are available for advance reservations. If you are interested in staying more than one night. Please contact the office, if your are interested in more than one night---if it is after hours please leave a message and we can check to see if you can stay in the site you chose for one is available for other nights.

Park Vehicle permits are required when entering the state park campgrounds and day use areas. No matter how long you are staying or might just be driving though the Park. Please call the office during the hours listed above about annual permits and stays longer than one night.   The self-pay stations can be used for one day camping and vehicle fees.  Please wash your hands with soap and water and use sanitizer after touching any surfaces. 

Wild Horse Campground Area:  Wild Horse campground sites are limited to Equine campers only. You must have a horse at the site to camp. Please call the office for reservations  You must have a horse at the site to camp at this campground. We have corrals at all the utility sites.  

PLEASE 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. For an updated map of the trails go to FACEBOOK "Let's Ride--Perry Lake" under files. At this time please stay off the Hickory Acres Horse Trails. We will keep the Port-A-Pot in the campground for patron's convenience.

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

Upcoming Special Events:   NONE     We ask that all visitors 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 you hands with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer. 

LAKE LEVEL INFORMATION:  The lake level at Perry Lake as of 7/7/2020.  Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 893.57.  For additional and up-to-date lake information go to https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Perry-Lake/Daily-Lake-Info-2/

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.

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Ozawkie, KS    66070
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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 Boat New Registrations and Transfers can be done from our parking lot over the phone.  Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paper work done ahead of time.  This means you will need a copy of you 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 copy of sales tax payment.  Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out.  You can get this Form "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act" of our website  https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat. under forms.  It must be filled out completely. 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.