Perry State Park

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm) At this time the office is closed to foot traffic.  We can conduct business over the phone from the parking lot for the sale of permits

Upcoming Office closures

  • Sept 27-29
  • Oct 4
  • Oct 15-19
  • Nov 11
  • Nov 17-18
  • Nov 24-29
  • Dec 14-15
  • Dec 22 - Jan 4 2022

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 PLEASE READ INSTRUSTIONS ON THIS SITE AT:
Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park from our parking lot over the phone. Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here. This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale. A copy of the picture or etching of the HULL ID. If you bought the boat from a dealer, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt. There is a form to fill 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 boats, out of state boats and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill this form --- . It must be filled out completely.)
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. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.). 

ATTENTION:  Due to a safety issue the North Boat Ramp Floating Dock is currently unavailable.  If you need a dock, please use the one over in the Lake View Campground.  We are currently working on a suitable solution for this issue.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause DDB

Tune in to our updated Facebook page  for the most up to date information.  You may also call the park office during normal business hours (785) 246-3449. Mon-Fri 9-4. Please leave a message if you are needing a call back.

The Park is open, and all fees still apply.   Unfortunately, the office is still closed to any foot traffic.  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 and reservations are done 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.  Due to staffing shortages the office hours may be limited at times.  Please call 785-246-3449 and please leave a message if you need a call back.

COVID 19 is still 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.).

NOTE: Please beware of Blue Green Algae. Watch for floating blue-green algae along the shoreline(s), etc.  Swimming, wading, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms.  It is highly recommended to keep pets and livestock away from the water. Avoid areas of algae accumulation.  Please report any areas that may have blue green algae. Use caution when contacting the lake water and wash with clean water afterwards.  Clean fish well and discard guts.  Do not let people or pets eat dried algae or drink any of the lake water.  WHEN IN DOUBT STAY OUT. For more information on Blue Green Algae go to

All Vehicles must have a permit.  No matter the length of stay.

EQUSTRIAN ALERT:  Horse Campers please note you must call the Park office to make advanced reservations for the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground. This is due to the inordinate number of reservations for our regular campgrounds at Perry State Park (the non-equestrian sites), many campers are looking and are booking sites in the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground that do not have a horse.  All horse campers who want an advance reservation 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.

Wild Horse Equestrian:  YOU MUST HAVE A HORSE ON SITE TO CAMP AT WILD HORSE EQUISTRIAN CAMPGROUND.  You must call the office for reservations.  Leave a message is you want us to call you back.  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. Wild Horse Equestrian Bathhouse will be open when there are campers or events. 

All utility areas (Eagle Landing, Cougar Pass, Lake View, Cottonwood Bridge and Wild Horse Equestrian) are available for reservations (any open primitive areas, no utilities are first come first serve only) 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 two to three weeks out are getting 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 we require vehicle permits 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. 

All Primitive Camping will be first come first serve, no advanced reservations at Mulberry Grove, Catfish Alley and Hideaway.  Hobie Cove has individual campsite numbers for thirty sites.  Only (3) three camp units will be permitted per camp site for a family or group.  All units will need to pay.  All vehicles must have a valid permit on them, and all camp units will need a permit.  Pelican Point and Turkey Run Primitive areas are closed.

What is closed: Turkey Run and Pelican Point.   

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 893.78  Normal Lake level is 891.50. 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, due to the flooding of 2019 has put a hold on this project at this point.  Plans are still in the works and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.