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3/31/2020

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.

ALERT:  The gates are open to Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Day Use area.   There is still construction going on, so please stay on the maintained roads.   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. 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 on Let's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebook under files.

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 permit.  Most permits can be done on line.  We encourage our patrons to utilize the self pay kiosk.  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 after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self pay station, etc.). 

Plans and preparations are in the works to get the water turned on.  Due to staffing and COVID 19 we are working as hard as we can.  Each campground, bath/house and the lift stations are done on an individual basis. 

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 April.  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. 

Boat Registrations please go online.  Form(s) are online for a bill of sale and the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act that needs to be filled out and sent to the Pratt Office with your bill of sale and 42.50.  Renewals can be done online, also.

 https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat.  

Information will be update here when there is staff available.

The Park will remain open for Day Use and Camping. Daily vehicle permits and daily camping permits can be obtained at a self-pay station.  Please check Kiosk for pricing.

Most license and hunting & fishing permits can be purchased on line 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.

Winter closures: All shower building facilities have been closed and winterized.   Dump stations are available, but have no water.   Campgrounds available with electricity only are Cottonwood Bridge, Eagle Landing, and the equestrian campground.  Cougar Pass campground has water and electricity, with signs posted to disconnect water hoses from hydrants due to freezing temperatures.  Construction upgrade in Lake View campground has begun so this campground is currently unavailable for use.  Cabins are currently closed due Covid-19-there is carpeting in the cabins.  Reevaluation of our cabins will be done after April 12 2020

What is closed:  Hobie Cove, Pelican Point, Hideaway, Catfish Alley and Mulberry Grove (all primitive areas) are closed due debris and damage to roads.  The cabins are currently Closed.

What is Available:  Eagle Landing (electricity only), Cougar Pass (water and electricity),  and Cottonwood Bridge (electricity only).  Lake View campground will be closed for construction not flooding issues.  Wild Horse Equestrian campground is available with electricity only.  Turkey run (no utilities) is available for primitive camping. . CXT (pit toilet) available near Lake View campground, south end.   The boat ramps are open.

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 and there is walk in 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: 04/01/2020

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.

ALERT:  The gates are open to Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Day Use area.   There is still construction going on, so please stay on the maintained roads.   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.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.

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 staffed9AM-4Pm Monday-Friday for phone callsto assist with general questions and help with purchasing of permit.  Most permits can be done online.  We encourage our patrons to utilize the self-pay kiosk. 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.). 

Plans and preparations are in the works to get the water turned on.  Due to staffing and COVID 19 we are working as hard as we can.  Each campground, bath/house and the lift stations are done on an individual basis. 

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 April.  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. 

Information will be update here when there is staff available.

The Park will remain open for Day Use and Camping. Daily vehicle permits and daily camping permits can be obtained at a self-pay station.  Please check Kiosk for pricing.

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, but 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.

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.

The gates are open to Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Day Use area.   There is still construction going on, so please stay on the maintained roads

When the weather changes and there is lots of precipitation "Do Not ride on the muddy trails- if you leave tracks turn back"

You must have a horse at the site to camp at this campground. We have corrals at all the utility sites.  Currently the water is not on at Wild Horse.  Plans are in the works to get the water turned on soon. 

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 April.  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 3/18/2020.  Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 895.19.  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/

ANNOUCEMENTS: 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.

General Information
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5441 West Lake Rd.
 
Ozawkie, KS    66070
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MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am - 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, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm)

No new boat registrations at this time, please go to ksoutdoors.com.  Only renewals please call ahead.


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.