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1/20/2023

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OFFICE CLOSURES:
  • Jan 30th at 2:00 -Feb 3 2023
  • Feb 23-Feb 25 2023

ALL SITES are now first come first serve. WHAT IS CLOSED:

• Eagle Landing, Lake View and Wild Horse Bath/Shower Houses. 11/1/2022
• Hobie Cove Bath house 10/21/2022
• Both Dump Stations (Entrance and Lake View) have no water, you may still dump, but there is no water to rinse. 11/1/2022
• Eagle Landing and Cottonwood the water is off to the water spigots. The electricity is still on. However, 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. 11/1/2022
• Primitive areas Pelican Point (road is not usable) and Turkey Run (construction).

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

2023 CAMPING SEASON
Campsite reservations for the 2023 are now available. RESERVATION SEASON IS April 1, 2023-October 31, 2023. Note: water will only be turned back on for the season, to the bath houses, dump stations, Eagle Landing Campground, Cottonwood Bridge Campground and Wild Horse Campground when the overnight temperatures no longer dip below freezing.
MINIMUM STAY NOTICE: A two-night stay is required for advance reservations for Friday and Saturday. A four-night stay will be required for camping reservations during Memorial Day weekend, and three-night stays will be required for camping reservations during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Vehicle permits are required for each motorized vehicle.

Advance reservations for the 2023 camping season can be made online at: https://www.campitks.com/. or www.reserveamerica.com

Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund minus the transaction fee.
Cancellation 14 to three days prior to arrival results in a refund minus one camping night and transaction fee.
Cancellation less than three days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.

SEASONAL CAMPING 2023
2023 Seasonal Camping - Applications will be available for the upcoming seasonal camping at Perry State Park starting Dec 22, 2022. Applications will be mailed out the week of Dec 19, 2022 to those who participated last year and those that had requested an interest in participating for 2023. Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Tuesday January 25, 2022 (postmarked, hand delivered or emailed no later than 4:00 PM on January 25, 2022). The drawing will be held January 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Park Office. The Lottery Procedures will be done in accordance with all State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines. (The drawing maybe held in the Parking Lot) The Drawing is open to the public. Please call the Park office with any questions or concerns.

NOTICE TO HORSE CAMPERS: You must have a HORSE ON SITE TO CAMP AT WILD HORSE EQUISTRIAN CAMPGROUND. 
Due to the inordinate number of reservations in previous camping seasons with our regular campgrounds, (the non-equestrian sites), many campers were looking and booking sites in the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground that do not have a horse. Even though the reservation site informs you must have a horse to camp at the Equestrian Campground. All horse campers who want an advanced reservation Starting April 1 will need to call the office to make those reservations. The office phone number is 785-246-3449. Please remember that to do an advanced reservation, the reservation must be done before NOON the day before arrival. We cannot do a one-night reservation for Friday and or Saturday. You must book both nights and you must call before NOON on Thursday. If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message and so we can call you back. Since the sites are now closed to online reservations the only way to know if something is open is to call. Again, we cannot make an advance reservation (horse(s) and camper not on site) the day of arrival or after 12 o’clock the day before. Just a note on cancellations, the policy is the same for equestrian campers and non-equestrian campers:

Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund minus the transaction fee.
Cancellation 14 to three days prior to arrival results in a refund minus one camping night and transaction fee.
Cancellation less than three days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.
Please remember that the office hours are 9-4 Monday through Friday, and we can get very busy with many phone calls. So please leave a message with a phone number, if you want us to call you back.

HUNTING SEASONS ARE NOW STARTING----Remember Horse Trails and Bike Trails can cross over into CORP OF ENGINEERS LAND and there might be some walk-in hunting during the various hunting season on their property. Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trails.2022 CAMPING SEASON

NOTICE FOR BOAT OWNERS
All Boats: New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers. PLEASE READ INSTRUSTIONS BELOW OR AT THIS SITE: https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat.
Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park.  Monday - Friday 9:00 -3:30 Only. No boat registrations can be done on the weekend.

Kansas Requires a bill of sale. A copy of the appropriate bill of sale is on this website. YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here.

• This means you will need to provide us a copy of your bill of sale. Please make a copy to keep for yourself.
• There is a form to fill out. You will need this form filled out. (This form is under -how to register your boat, "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating" open the + Registration and Renewal Forms. All new boats, out of state boats, and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out this form. It must be signed and filled out completely.)
If you bought the boat from a dealer in state or out of state, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt you receive from your county.
• You will need to provide A PRINTED picture of the HULL ID - if you can't print a picture, we can take an etching of the HULL ID Number that is associated with your vessel. (The Hull ID is located on the back of the transom, and it is 12 digits long)

COVID 19 and its variants can still be a concern we still ask that all visitors continue to practice social distancing and wear a mask, especially indoors and in large crowds.  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.).

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.javascript:;
Ozawkie,KS    66070
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9am - 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 PLEASE READ AT THIS SITE:  https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat.

Kansas Requires a bill of sale.  A copy of the appropriate bill of sale is on this website, also.   We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies.  Please, boat registrations are done Monday - Friday 9:00 -3:30 Only. No boat registrations can be done on the weekend.

Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park.  Monday thru Friday 9am-3:30pm.  YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here.  1. This means you will need to provide a copy of your bill of sale.  2. You will need to provide A PRINTED copy or etching of the HULL ID Number -this number is located on the back of the transom -back of the boat usually to the right of the motor.  3. There is a form to fill out. You will need this form filled out, it has 22 question you will need to answer about the vessel. (This form is under -how to register your boat, "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating" open the + Registration and Renewal Forms.  All new boats, out of state boats, and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out this form.  It must be signed and filled out completely.) 4. If you bought the boat from a dealer in state or out of state, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt from your county.

Park News - Updated: 01/20/2023

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm or on the weekends) 

Tune in to our updated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PerryStatePark for the most up to date information.

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

All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers. Kansas Requires a bill of sale. A copy of the appropriate bill of sale is on this website. We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies. Please, boat registrations are done Monday - Friday 9:00 -3:30 Only. No boat registrations can be done on the weekend. Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park. Monday thru Friday 9am-3:30pm. YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here.

  • This means you will need to provide us a copy of your bill of sale., please make your own copy to keep for yourself.
  • If you bought the boat from a dealer in state or out of state, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt you receive from your county.
  • You will need to provide A PRINTED picture of the HULL ID - if you can't print a picture, we can take a readable etching of the HULL ID Number that is associated with your vessel. (The Hull ID is located on the back of the transom, and it is 12 digits long)
  • There is a form to fill out. You will need this form filled out. (This form is under -how to register your boat, "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating" open the + Registration and Renewal Forms. All new boats, out of state boats, and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out this form. It must be signed and filled out completely.)

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.)

ALL SITES are now first come first serve.

UPCOMING 2023 CAMPING SEASON

Campsite reservations for the 2023 are now available. RESERVATION SEASON IS April 1, 2023-October 31, 2023. Note: water will only be turned back on for the season, to the bath houses, dump stations, Eagle Landing Campground, Cottonwood Bridge Campground and Wild Horse Campground when the overnight temperatures no longer dip below freezing.

MINIMUM STAY NOTICE: A two-night stay is required for advance reservations for Friday and Saturday. A four-night stay will be required for camping reservations during Memorial Day weekend, and three-night stays will be required for camping reservations during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Vehicle permits are required for each motorized vehicle.Advance reservations for the 2023 camping season can be made online at: https://www.campitks.com/. or www.reserveamerica.comCancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund minus the transaction fee.Cancellation 14 to three days prior to arrival results in a refund minus one camping night and transaction fee.Cancellation less than three days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.

SEASONAL CAMPING 2023
2023 Seasonal Camping - Applications will be available for the upcoming seasonal camping at Perry State Park starting Dec 22, 2022. Applications will be mailed out the week of Dec 19, 2022 to those who participated last year and those that had requested an interest in participating for 2023. Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Tuesday January 25, 2022 (postmarked, hand delivered or emailed no later than 4:00 PM on January 25, 2022). The drawing will be held January 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Park Office. The Lottery Procedures will be done in accordance with all State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines. (The drawing maybe held in the Parking Lot) The Drawing is open to the public. Please call the Park office with any questions or concerns.

NOTICE TO HORSE CAMPERS: You must have a HORSE ON SITE TO CAMP AT WILD HORSE EQUISTRIAN CAMPGROUND. 

Due to the inordinate number of reservations in previous camping seasons with our regular campgrounds, (the non-equestrian sites), many campers were looking and booking sites in the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground that do not have a horse. Even though the reservation site informs you must have a horse to camp at the Equestrian Campground. All horse campers who want an advanced reservation Starting April 1 will need to call the office to make those reservations. The office phone number is 785-246-3449. Please remember that to do an advanced reservation, the reservation must be done before NOON the day before arrival. We cannot do a one-night reservation for Friday and or Saturday. You must book both nights and you must call before NOON on Thursday. If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message and so we can call you back. Since the sites are now closed to online reservations the only way to know if something is open is to call. Again, we cannot make an advance reservation (horse(s) and camper not on site) the day of arrival or after 12 o’clock the day before. Just a note on cancellations, the policy is the same for equestrian campers and non-equestrian campers:

Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund minus the transaction fee.
Cancellation 14 to three days prior to arrival results in a refund minus one camping night and transaction fee.
Cancellation less than three days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.

Please remember that the office hours are 9-4 Monday through Friday, and we can get very busy with many phone calls. So please leave a message with a phone number, if you want us to call you back.

WHAT IS CLOSED:
• Eagle Landing, Lake View and Wild Horse Bath/Shower Houses. 11/1/2022
• Hobie Cove Bath house 10/21/2022
• Both Dump Stations (Entrance and Lake View) have no water, you may still dump, but there is no water to rinse. 11/1/2022
• Eagle Landing and Cottonwood the water is off to the water spigots. The electricity is still on. However, 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. 11/1/2022
• Turkey Run (construction).
Cougar Pass and Lake View Campground do have frost free hydrants and will have water on throughout the winter, but you MUST DISCONNECT the HOSE from the HYDRANT after filling your tanks, so the lines do not Freeze. At any time, PLEASE do not leave you hose hooked up to the hydrant.
Starting Nov 1 all available sites will be first come first serve.
HUNTING SEASONS ARE NOW STARTING----Remember Horse Trails and Bike Trails can cross over into CORP OF ENGINEERS LAND and there might be some walk-in hunting during the various hunting season on their property. Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trails.2022 CAMPING SEASON

Hobie Cove: Individual camp sites are established 1-30.  This is to control the number of individuals camping in this particular primitive campground area.    Hobie Cove now has numbered posts for the thirty camp sites.  Only three camp units will be permitted per camp site for a family or group. The post number indicates the middle of the site. Appropriate fees will apply to each of the camp units (per tent and or camper).

Pelican Point: Walk in camping only.  Please do not drive around the barricades. 

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

Remember - Report all Wildlife and Parks violations! Call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-426-3843.
LAKE LEVEL INFORMATION:  The lake level at Perry Lake is 891.50 Normal Lake level is 891.07 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, due to the flooding of 2019 has put a hold on this project at this point.  Thanks for your patience and rest assured that there are plans in place to get this much wanted and needed facility up and running again, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
General Information
Phone:
Email:
Address:
5441 West Lake Rd.javascript:;
 
Ozawkie, KS    66070
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9am - 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 PLEASE READ AT THIS SITE:  https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat.

Kansas Requires a bill of sale.  A copy of the appropriate bill of sale is on this website, also.   We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies.  Please, boat registrations are done Monday - Friday 9:00 -3:30 Only. No boat registrations can be done on the weekend.

Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park.  Monday thru Friday 9am-3:30pm.  YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here.  1. This means you will need to provide a copy of your bill of sale.  2. You will need to provide A PRINTED copy or etching of the HULL ID Number -this number is located on the back of the transom -back of the boat usually to the right of the motor.  3. There is a form to fill out. You will need this form filled out, it has 22 question you will need to answer about the vessel. (This form is under -how to register your boat, "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating" open the + Registration and Renewal Forms.  All new boats, out of state boats, and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out this form.  It must be signed and filled out completely.) 4. If you bought the boat from a dealer in state or out of state, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt from your county.


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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $70 /night
    • Weekends: $75 /night

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $75 /night
    • Weekends: $115 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $70 /night
    • Weekends: $75 /night

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $75 /night
    • Weekends: $115 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $70 /night
    • Weekends: $75 /night

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $75 /night
    • Weekends: $115 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $70 /night
    • Weekends: $75 /night

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $75 /night
    • Weekends: $115 /night - two night minimum

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.