"Lake Perry State Park and Wildlife Area" Perry State Park by basstbn

Perry State Park Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 3 photos

Early day cartographers' maps designated the entire plains area of the American territories as "The Great Desert." To be sure there was vegetation, lots of it -especially grasses, but no great rivers, and no lakes. Thanks to the US Corp of Engineers and depression-era works programs, there are now many good-sized reservoirs scattered across the state of Kansas.

One of these is Lake Perry, located in a hilly, wooded area north of Lawrence and Topeka. It is a popular lake for fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. As with all Kansas state lakes, there are no hotels, lodges, or resorts on the lake - only rustic camping facilities, and a minimum of dining facilities.

The park and wildlife area covers more than 11,000 acres, better than a thousand of which are marshland. It is an excellent place to watch and hunt waterfowl.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good boating & water sports, fair fishing, good hiking and wildlife viewing
  • Cons:Lack of lodging & dining
  • In a nutshell:Favorite recreation area for region's inhabitants
  • Last visit to Perry State Park: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 16, 2004
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