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Description - **All information provided by The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks**

Perry State Park comprises two areas totaling 1,250 acres on the shores of Perry Reservoir in Jefferson County. With the 12,500-acre reservoir and an 11,000-acre wildlife area nearby, this state park is well-situated to accommodate any outdoor preference.

The park's four campgrounds provide 124 electric/ water campsites and 350 primitive campsites. Showers and toilets are conveniently located for all campers. A swimming beach and beach house serve summertime fun-seekers. Day-use areas of the park offer seven picnic shelters, three of which are available by reservation.

The marshes at Perry Wildlife Area provide early migrant bird hunting, and deep water areas supply 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. Whitetailed deer, cottontails, wild turkeys, coyotes, raccoons, and dove are common on the area.

Perry Reservoir is best known for its crappie and channel cat fishing. Best angling opportunities for crappie are in the Slough Creek, Rock Creek, and Old Town areas. The best areas for channel catfish are on mud flats in the upper end of the reservoir and in the Delaware River.

Attractions - Fishing

Perry Reservoir is best known for its crappie and channel cat fishing. Best angling opportunities for crappie are in the Slough Creek, Rock Creek, and Old Town areas. The best areas for channel catfish are on mud flats in the upper end of the reservoir and in the Delaware River.

Fishable Populations: White Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Sauger

Camping

The park's four campgrounds provide 124 electric/ water campsites and 350 primitive campsites. Showers and toilets are conveniently located for all campers.

Recreation - camping, fishing,

Climate - Kansas has an annual mean temperature almost as high as that of Virginia, more sunshine than that of any state to the east, and generous summer rains. The State lies across the path of alternate masses of warm moist air moving north from the Gulf of Mexico and currents of cold, comparatively dry, air moving from the polar regions. Consequently, its weather is subject to frequent and often sharp changes, usually of short duration. Summers are inclined to be warm--often the word "hot" describes them best--but are healthful, with low relative humidity during periods of high temperatures, and usually a good wind movement. Heat prostrations are almost unknown. Summer nights are usually cool, especially in the western counties. Winters are drier, with more sunshine than those of eastern states. The average snowfall is less than that of other states, except those located farther south. Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and the New England States normally have from two to three times as much snowfall as Kansas.

Location - FROM ST. JOSEPH, MO, ATCHISON, KS: 1. Take Hwy 159 (K-4) to K-92 go East approximately 2 miles, 2. Turn South on West Lake Rd. Go approximately 7 miles; park office will be on the right side of the road. FROM HOLTON, KS: 1. Take Hwy 75 South to Topeka, exit on East Hwy 24, 2. Go approximately 15 miles 3. Turn North on Junction 237 and go approximately 3 miles 4. Park office will be on the left side of the road. FROM TOPEKA, KS: 1. Go East on Hwy 24 turn North on Junction 237 2. Go approximately 3 miles; and the park office will be on the left side of the road.


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Contact Information:
Perry State Park, 5441 West Lake Rd. , Ozawkie, Kansas, 66070, Phone: (785) 246-3449
, perrysp@wp.state.ks.us.

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Links:
Perry State Park - official site of Perry State Park

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