Perry State Park

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

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:

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.). 

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. 

Eagle Landing, Turkey Run(primitive), Lake View Cougar Pass and Cottonwood Bridge 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. Self pay is for a single night.  All utility areas are available for advanced reservations so you must check to see if you can stay longer. If you are interested in staying more than one night. Please contact the office, if it is after hours please leave a message.

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. Please to ensure that equestrian campers are camping in the Wild Horse Campground.  Please call the office for reservations 785-246-3449.  Online it may look like the campground is full, but we might have openings.  All reservations must be done by noon, the day before arrival.  After 12 pm if the site is still open it becomes first come first serve for that specific night.

Catfish Alley and Mulberry Grove are primitive areas and are first come first serve.  You must be set up, to pay.

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 9/23/2020.  Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 892.78.  For additional and up-to-date lake information go to

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.