Perry State Park

COVID-19 Decisions are being made every day that effect the status of all the State Parks.  Please go to the ksoutdoors.com website for the most current and updated information.

The Park is open, and all fees still apply.  The restrooms are closed at this time. The Park office is closed to the Public.  Park will be staffed 9AM-4Pm Monday-Friday for phone calls to assist with general questions and help with purchasing of permits.  Most permits can be done online.  We encourage our patrons to utilize the self-pay kiosk for single day use. Remember our open campgrounds are on the reservation system, so if you do not have a reservation some sites will not be available for more than one night. You must check in with the office staff. 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 your hands with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self-pay station, etc.). 

Eagle Landing, Cottonwood Bridge, Cougar Pass and Wild Horse Equestrian Campground (You must have a horse on site to camp at the Wild Horse Equestrian.. are open.  The only Primitive Area open is Turkey Run. (Hobie Cove, Catfish Alley, Mulberry Grove. Pelican Point and Hideaway are currently closed, due to the 2019 Flooding and it is unknown at this time if and when they will be opened.) The bath/shower houses are closed.  Lake View is currently Closed for construction.  All restrooms and shower houses are closed at this time due to Covid-19.

ALERT:   The Hickory Acres Horse Trail is closed at this time due to the 2019 Flood.  PLEASE stay off of Hickory Acres.     When the weather changes and when 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.At this time, we request that you stay off the Hickory Acres Horse Trials.  Please do not make new trails.  The most current trail maps are located onLet's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebookunder files.  Due to the high volume of visitors and campers for the rest of the State Park, if you need a reservation for the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground, and you will have your horse on site with you please call the Park Office in advance for a reservation.. 785-246-3449 M-F 8am to 4pm. 

If needed you can call the park office 785-246-3449 and we can assist with camping and vehicle fees from the office during the staffed times.   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.

All organized events are cancelled or postponed until the end of May.  Social groups of 10 or more are prohibited.  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. 

Most license and hunting & fishing permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.  Please check the website for these vendors.  www.kshuntfishcamp.com.  You can make online reservations at reserveamerica.com or kshuntfishcamp.com.  If you need assistance for Perry State Park please call the office 785-246-3449.

Boat Registrations at this time please go on-line https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat

Information on this page will be updated as staff is available.

During COVID 19 Regular Park Office hours: Monday through Friday 9am. - 4:00 p.m.  The office door is closed, please do not open our door, we will conduct business over the phone, and sell certain permits to you outside the office door.  Please maintain social distance when conducting business with our staff. 

The Park is open and all fees still apply.

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 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, which are closed during this time.

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 can be paid.  Please wash your hands with soap and water and use sanitizer after touching any surfaces. 

Boat Registrations at this time please go on-line https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat

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 a utility sites with electricity only it is $19.00 per day/utility sites with 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.  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.

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

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.

Upcoming Special Events:   NONE   All organized events are cancelled or postponed until the end of May.  Social groups of 10 or more are prohibited.  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 5/8/2020.  Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 896.83.  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.