Perry State Park
WELCOME TO PERRY STATE PARK
The park office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 27th and November 28th. We will reopen the office on Monday, December 1st!
Check out our 2014 Newsletter at the top of the page!
The Park Office winter hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon (closed for lunch) and then 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Facility Closures for the Winter - Updates:
The water to all campgrounds has been turned off. Utility sites have electricity only. All bathhouses are closed for the season. Pit toilets are available at both boat ramps. Payment for camping can be made at the self-pay stations.
The fishing cleaning station and both dump stations at have also been closed for the season.
Park permits are required when entering the state park campgrounds and day use areas. All annual park permits are available at the park office. Also, be sure to inquire about the State Parks Passport at the time you register your vehicles through your County Treasurer's Office.
The Kansas State Parks' Passport! The Kansas State Parks' Passport is available only during your Kansas motor vehicle registration process (new or renewal). It is available at a motor vehicle registration office, through the online vehicle registration site (www. kswebtags.org), or when renewing by mail. The parks' passport only costs $15.50 and is good for a full twelve months (one year) same as your vehicle registration. The park passport expires the same day your vehicle registration expires. For more information, contact Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Pratt Operations Office at 620-672-5911 or call your state park office. Don't miss out on this great opportunity - Get Your Kansas State Parks' Passport!
The cabins are open and can be reserved at www.reserveamerica.com. Currently for the winter, camp sites are available on a first-come, first serve basis. During the weekends, you are to pay for your sites at the self-pay station kiosks. If you are staying during the weekdays, come up to the office and pay there.
Boat registrations are also available at the park office. In order to register a newly acquired boat, be sure to bring the bill of sale containing an accurate Hull Identification Number and the KA assigned number or any other state's assigned number. Another tip when purchasing a boat from an individual, be sure the person you are buying the boat from is the current registered owner in KDWPT's system.
Currently, a daily vehicle pass is $5.00 (Senior and disability is $3.25). Daily primitive camping is $7.00 per day and utility sites (electricity only) is $16.00 per day. A $3.00 transaction fee will apply for all walk-in utility sites and primitive camp sites. If you arrive when the office is closed, a self-pay station is available for vehicle and camping permits. The self-pay station is located in the parking lot of the main office and at the gatehouse entrance. 2014 Annual Vehicle permits are available at the park office for $25.00; Senior and Disabled 2014 Annual Vehicle permits are $13.75. All annual permits purchased at the park office expire December 31, 2014.
Remember - Report all Wildlife and Parks violations! Call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-426-3843.
SEASONAL (AKA: Long-term) CAMPING LOTTERY DRAWING - WINTER Seasonal Camping is available. Application packets are available through email, mail or at the office for these sites by contacting the park office. If interested or for questions regarding the seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cabins at Perry State Park are open year round and reservations can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com. The price for renting a cabin on the weekend is now $55.00 per night, minimum stay of two nights and $45.00 a night Sunday through Thursday. If you have not tried camping in one of Perry’s cabins, consider coming out this fall/winter.
We have installed mileage markers on the Nature Trail in the park. The trail has been cleaned up and marked so you can record your distance and time in order to track your fitness level. If you can complete one mile in 14 minutes or less without discomfort, you are achieving a good fitness level. Learn more about "What's Your Mile?" and take the Healthy Kansas pledge at www.healthykansas.org.
Wild Horse Campground Area:
New Horse Crossing signs have been installed on Highway 237 and on 58th Street east of Decatur Rd. Perry State Park appreciates the prompt and professional response by KDOT in installing the signs on Highway 237 so motorist will be more alert to equestrian riders at Perry Lake.
Girl Scout Troop 547, Meriden, Kansas, consisting Juniors and Cadets will be working on the state park horse trails over the next few months cutting brush and overhanging trees to widen the trail paths. This project goes towards achieving their equestrian badge.
The shower house in Wild Horse campground area will be open upon request. We will keep the Port-A-Pot in the campground for patron's convenience.
ALERT: Wild Horse campground utility sites are limited to Equine campers only. You must have a horse at the site to camp.
A new walking path down to the shower building has been built. Please note that no horses are allowed on this walking path.
We want to give a special thank you to Andy Baux for coming out and donating his time mowing and clearing the horse trails off of 58th Street!
Wild Horse Campground area is open for primitive and utility (electricity and water) use. There are eight utility sites available to equestrian campers only. You must have a horse to camp on these utility sites. We have installed hitching posts at all the utility sites. A big thank you goes out to Dewayne Burgess, Ed Jarvis, Bob Rettele, and Joey Jernigan for getting those posts in the ground. Horse riders are encouraged to come out and enjoy the trails. The bathhouse is open upon request. ALERT: 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.
Try out the new free Pocket Ranger® app to use as the Official Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism Guide at http://pocketranger.com/apps/ks/apps.php.
Upcoming Special Events:
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES - November 15, 2014 - Trail Ride and Luncheon - State Park Horse Trails - sponsored by Saddle and Sirloin Outriders
Individual camp sites have now been established in Hobie Cove campground in order to control the number of individuals camping in that particular primitive campground area. The final permanent posts at each of the sites have been installed. Hobie Cove now has numbered posts for the thirty camp sites in the campground area. Only three camp units will be permitted per camp site for a family or group. Appropriate fees will apply to each of the camp units. A child's tent is free but will count as one of the three camp units. Each site will have one picnic table and one fire ring. Once the designated sections are filled, individuals will be directed to camp in other primitive campgrounds in the state park.
LAKE LEVEL INFORMATION:
The lake level at Perry Lake is less than two (1.77) feet above normal pool. The current release rate is 25 cubic feet per second. Normal lake level is 891.50 and the current lake level is 893.27.
For more information about Perry State Park or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the park office at 785-246-3449 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Have a safe and enjoyable visit at Perry State Park.