Perry Lake, KS


Perry Lake, Kansas

Just another day in paradise... A phrase coined by folks just like you who enjoy their favorite activities in the beautiful surroundings of Perry Reservoir. There are so many things to see and do at Perry Reservoir. Come for a day, a weekend, or spend your vacation at the Lake. You'll find it hard to leave our little piece of Paradise!

With nearly 160 mies of shoreline Perry Lake offers recreational opportunities for picnicking, swimming, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, skiing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.

Trails have been constructed for many activities. An equestrian trail runs through Perry State and Rock Creek Parks. A hiking trail follows the east side and the Slough Creek arm of the lake. A motorcycle and ATV trail is located south of the dam.

Cities Near Perry Lake

Perry Lake Campingmore

Perry Lake Campgrounds
Perry Lake CampgroundsPerry Lake offers many opportunities for campers. Five campgrounds are conveniently located around the lake. The Corps of Engineers maintains Rock Creek, Slough Creek, Longview, and Old Town. In addition, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks maintains Perry State Park. User fees are charged for camping in all of the parks. The amount of the fee is based upon the type of facilities provided. Holders of Golden Age and Golden Access Passports receive a fifty-percent discount on the camping fees in all Corps parks. Reservations may be made at www.ReserveUsa.com.

Campgrounds

Rock Creek Park - Campsite fees are $18.00 for 50-amp electrical/water sites, $17.00 for electric/water sites, $16.00 for electric only sites and $12.00 for non-electric sites from May 1 through September 30. The 568 acre park is located on the west side of the lake. Facilities include: 108 designated campsites (51 with electrical and water), boat ramp, dump station, reservable group shelter house, shower/latrine, courtesy dock, fish cleaning stations and playground.

Slough Creek Park - Campsite fees are $18.00 for 50-amp electrical/water sites, $17.00 for electric/water sites, $16.00 for electric only sites and $12.00 for non-electric sites from April 16 through October 15. The 833 acre park is located on the east side of the lake and facilities include: 271 campsites (41 with electricity and 78 with electricity and water), a boat ramp, 2 dump stations, 2 reservable group camp areas, 3 shower houses, courtesy docks, fish cleaning stations, picnic area, and playgrounds. The park also includes the 2� mile Thunder Ridge educational trail as well as access to the Perry Lake Trail. Remember to claim your prize at the gate booth for completing the Thunder Ridge Trail!

Longview Park - Fees include $16.00 electric and $12.00 non-electric from May 1 through September 30. The 316 acre park is located on the east side of the lake and facilities include: 45 reservable campsites (26 electric sites), boat ramp, dump station, reservable group shelter house, shower houses, courtesy dock, hiking trails, and picnic area.

Old Town Park - Fees include $16.00 electric and $12.00 non-electric from May 1 to September 30. The 113 acre park is located on the east side of the lake by Kansas State Highway 92 and facilities include: 75 campsites (33 electrical sites), boat ramp, dump station, reservable group shelter house, shower houses, courtesy dock, picnic area.

Perry State Park - (Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks) Camping permits available include daily permits, fourteen day permits, and annual permits. Perry State Park's 1597 acres are located on the west-side of the lake on the Rock Creek Arm. The park offers 124 sites with water and electricity and 350 tent camping sites. Facilities available include a swimming beach bathhouse, equestrian trail, and mountain bike trail.

Group Camp Areas

Longview Park Group Camp Area - Fees include $30.00 per night from May 1 to September 30. The area is located within the Longview Park Campground and includes access to the shower house.

Slough Creek Group Camp Areas - Fees include $30.00 per night from April 16 through October 15. The area is located within Slough Creek Park. A shower house is conveniently located between the East and West Group Camp areas.

Swimming
Two designated swim beaches are located at Perry Lake. The Corps of Engineers maintains the Perry Park Swim Beach, adjacent to Perry Yacht and Marina. Perry State Park maintains a swimming beach within their camping area. Both beach areas are delineated with buoys to exclude watercraft. The beach areas also have parking, waterborne facilities, picnic areas and volleyball sand courts for beach users.

Day use fees are charged at the Perry Park (Corps of Engineers) swimming beach. The fee for swimming is $1 per person for those 12 and older, not to exceed $4 per vehicle. An annual non-transferable pass may be purchased at the Perry Project Office or park attendant booths. This $30.00 annual pass is good at all Corps managed parks nation wide.

Perry Lake Organizationsmore

Kansas Walleye Association
http://kansaswalleye.org/

You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas.

The KWA welcomes anglers of all ages. It is tournament fishing for fun. Many of our teams consist of men and women, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, cousins, friends and co-workers.

The 2013 KWA Season starts in May and concludes in mid-June.


Address: 1314 N. Wilshire Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: 620-662-0296
Our Email: webstert@kansaswalleye.org
Our Website:kansaswalleye.org

Perry Lake Wildlife Areasmore

Perry Reservoir Wildlife Area
Perry Reservoir Wildlife AreaPerry Reservoir Wildlife Area is located about 20 miles northeast of Topeka. It may be reached from the east on K-92 through Oskaloosa. U.S. 24 provides access to the lower end of the lake.


The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has license to 10,894 acres of land at the north end of the lake for public hunting. The area comprises nearly 1,000 acres of marshes and several thousands of acres of upland game habitat. Vehicles should remain on gravel and blacktop roads during wet weather.


Boundaries are posted with yellow and black "Public Hunting Area" signs. Primitive camping is permitted on the wildlife area.



Perry Lake Huntingmore

Hunting at Perry Reservoir
Perry Lake has approximately 21,600 acres of public land managed for wildlife. Turkey, deer, quail, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, duck and geese may be found on federal public hunting lands. Most of the actual management work is accomplished by leasing lands to local farmers for agricultural purposes. Special conditions are included in the lease agreements to benefit wildlife. Through these programs, non-game species benefit as well.

Hunting is permitted on most public lands, including agriculture leases, with the exception of several restricted areas. Perry Lake has two refuge areas that are closed to hunting from October 1 until January 15 of each year. Hunting is permitted in these two areas for the remaining two weeks of the hunting season. From September 6 until October 16, waterfowl hunting will be prohibited in areas north of the dam.

Public lands are delineated by yellow survey marker signs mounted on yellow posts. These boundary markers delineate the corners and boundary lines. Anything from the sign to the lake is public property.

Nearly 1,000 acres have been developed as marshes at fourteen locations around the lake. The marshes at Perry Provide some early migrant bird hunting. The big water provides the best late season mallard and diving duck hunting. In dry years, water is pumped to some of the area's 10 marshes to ensure adequate water levels.

Snow geese rest on the lake and feed on nearby private land. Canada geese are not common.

Two waterfowl refuges are maintained at Perry. The open water refuge provides sanctuary for ducks and geese, while the upland game refuge provides food and rest for waterfowl.

Pheasants have increased steadily since the early 1970s. The best pheasant hunting is in the area northwest of Valley Falls.

Quail hunting is usually good a Perry. However, severe winter weather sometimes adversely affects their populations.

White-tailed deer are common and are hunted at Perry.

Cottontail rabbits are common throughout the area. New brushpiles are constructed each winter to provide cottontail habitat.

Squirrels are common along the timbered edges.

Coyotes, raccoons,dove, and turkeys are also hunted.



Perry Lake Fishingmore

Fishing at Perry Reservoir
Fishing at Perry ReservoirFishing: Perry is best known for its crappie and channel catfish angling.

Crappie numbers and sizes are historically good to excellent. Best angling opportunities for crappie are in the Slough Creek, Rock Creek, and Old Town areas. The Rock Creek Area offers good ice fishing while the Old Town area can offer very good fall and open water winter fishing.

The best areas for Channel Catfish are on mud flats in the upper end of the reservoir. The Delaware River can offer very good catfishing as well.

White bass fishing at Perry is fair to good. Spring spawn runs up the Delaware River can be good depending on water flows and turbidity rates. Open water fishing is also productive when the white bass are chasing schools of shad.

Walleye and largemouth bass numbers have decreased since the early days of the reservoir. Walleye are rare, but largemouth bass numbers are still at a fishable level. The best areas for largemouth are the Slough Creek and Rock Creek arms of the lake.

Other fish that offer fishing opportunities are flathead catfish, carp and drum.

Perry Lake Trappingmore

Trapping at Perry Reservoir
Trapping: Perry's marshes offer some of the best muskrat, mink, and beaver trapping in northeast Kansas. Raccoons, coyotes, opossums, and skunks are also trapped, and bobcats are sometimes taken.

Trappers should use caution because of the many dogs on the area. Especially during upland seasons.

Perry Lake Recreationmore

Recreation at Perry Reservoir
Recreation at Perry ReservoirSwimming: Enjoy a refreshing swim at one of our Sand Beaches... which offer restroom and shower facilities.

Water skiing: Perry Reservoir covers over 11,500 acres which makes water skiing just about perfect even on windy days. Concrete boat ramps are conveniently located around Perry lake.

Sailing: Some of the Best Sailing in the Mid-West is waiting for you at Perry Lake... Over 600 sailboats from 16' to 40' in length make Perry Lake their home from March through November. There are two public Sail Harbors with Full Services available and a Private Sail Harbor owned and operated by Perry Yacht Club. Dock space is available at all three. Sailing regattas are conducted on weekends by various sailing clubs... with races in several classes from Cruising Sail Boats to Catamarans, which may be seen skimming across the water powered only by the Kansas breeze against their colorful sails. Hobie Fleet 149 sails out of Perry State Park every weekend and is host to seven Regattas each year. Sail Boarding is also very popular in the lake.

Boating: Hundreds of power boats in all sizes cruise Perry Lake every season including House Boats up to 52' in length, Cabin Cruisers up to 42', Pontoon Boats, Bass Boats, Run-abouts and Jet Skis. If you own a boat, come and see the sights and have a good time on Perry Lake There are two full service marinas on the lake offering fuel, repair service, bait, convenience stores and restaurants.

Picnic Grounds: Perry Lake offers many scenic areas for public use. What could be than dining in the great outdoors while enjoying the natural beauty of the Lake, the Woods and the Wildlife.

Hiking: Nature lovers will enjoy the 29 mile Perry Lake Trail. Winding through the historical and beautiful countryside, this trail offers the chance for an upclose view of the beauty of Northeast Kansas.

Camping: If you like camping, you'll love Perry Lake where you can pitch a tent or park your RV. There are over 1000 sites with 30% full hookups complete with restrooms and showers. There are maps of trails and campgrounds at the corp office.

Fishing & Hunting: There is plenty of Crappie, Catfish, Walleye, Largemouth, and White bass to challenge the best fishermen. Perry Lake is noted nationally as the best Crappie Lake by 2 major magazines. Ice fishing is great in the winter. Hunters find a variety of game including Quail, Pheasant, Duck, Wild Turkey or Deer. Hunting is restricted to certain areas in season only. State License required.

Wildlife: Perry Lake is abundant with wildlife. Bald Eagles can be seen in fall and winter, as well as many other species of birds. Please shoot only with your camera and help us preserve the wildlife.

Bike Trails: The head of the Bike Trails are located in the Delaware Area Parking Lot... trail maps & information are available at the Perry State Park Office.

Boat Rental: Ski Boats, Pontoons, PWC's, and Fishing Boats in various may be rented at Lake Perry Yacht and Marina located at the East end of the Dam.

Equestrian Trails: Trail head originates at Perry State Park and continues through 22 miles of beautiful country. Riders may enjoy views of Lake, Prairie Lands, and Woods along the way. Horse trailer parking, camping facilities, potable water, restrooms. shower facilities & hydrants are available.

Perry Lake Boatingmore

Perry Lake Boating
Perry Lake BoatingBoaters of all types will enjoy the many opportunities offered by Perry Lake. Power boaters can enjoy the large main body of the lake on calm days for water skiing. Sail-boaters will find pleasure with the prevailing winds, undoubtedly making Perry one of the best sailing lakes in the region.

Perry Yacht and Marina and Rock Creek Marina provide fuel, mooring facilities, and other supplies.

Day use fees are required for launching at all Corps operated boat ramps. A daily fee of $3.00 is charged to launch at the ramps. In lieu of the daily permit, an annual permit may be purchased for $30.00. This pass may be obtained at the Information Center or entrance stations and is honored at all Corps of Engineers facilities nationwide.

Perry Lake Fishing Reportsmore

Perry Lake Fishing Reports
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS:

This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best intentions to help you catch fish. And do remember fishing reports given a few hours ago can change due to a whole list of circumstances. But ---- they are still one of the best ways to determine if fish are biting or not. You might consider calling someone local to find out if the report is still current. Otherwise go and have a good time in participating in the challenge of catching some fish while you have fun fishing!

And if your at your destination for a day or more check out the LASR menu above for local events, attractions and businesses that are there to help make your trip more enjoyable. And thanks to those who do their best to give us great fishing information!

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Perry Lake Organizationsmore

Kansas Walleye Association


You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas.

The KWA welcomes anglers of all ages. It is tournament fishing for fun. Many of our teams consist of men and women, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, cousins, friends and co-workers.

The 2013 KWA Season starts in May and concludes in mid-June.


Address: 1314 N. Wilshire Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: 620-662-0296
Our Email: webstert@kansaswalleye.org
Our Website:kansaswalleye.org

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