US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Contact Perry

Perry Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
10419 Perry Park Drive
Perry, Kan. 66073

Phone: (785) 597-5144

Email: perry.lake@usace.army.mil

Need to Know

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There are currently NO active watches at Perry Lake

**updated August 31, 2018

 

 

Camping

  • 50 Amp electric w/ water site- $20.00/day
  • 30 Amp electric w/ water site- $19.00/day
  • 30 Amp electric only site - $18.00/day
  • Non-electric site - $14.00/day

Day-Use

  • Effective April 1st 2019 fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day use areas on Perry Lake will no longer be charged

Shelters

  • All non-electric - $20.00/day
  • Rock Creek shelter electric - $30.00/day
The Information Center is open to the public from 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday. Day-Use picnic areas are open daily from 6:00am - 10:00pm. For campground park attendant hours please go to our Camping page for more information.

Welcome to Perry Lake

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The dam consists of a rolled earth-fill embankment about 7,750 feet long, constructed to an elevation approximately 95 feet above the streambed with gated outlet works and a gated chute-type spillway in the left abutment. The outlet works is located in the center of the dam and includes several features. The outlet conduit, which is 23.5 feet in diameter and 564.25 feet long, extends through the earth embankment with approach and outlet channels. It is preceded by two rectangular passages of 11.75 feet wide and 23.5 feet high. Each passage contains an emergency gate and a service gate. Both gates are hydraulically operated. Discharges enter a concrete stilling basin immediately downstream of the outlet conduit. Two rows of staggered baffle blocks reduce the velocity of the water before it goes into the outlet channel. The intake structure and control tower contain all of the operating machinery and equipment. Additional pertinent data is listed below.
Built between 1964 and 1969, Perry Lake, in conjunction with other Corps of Engineers projects, provides flood control for the Kansas, Missouri, and Mississippi River Valleys. During the first nineteen years of operation, Perry Lake provided flood control benefits calculated at over eight times the construction cost of $47,900,000. In addition to flood control, Perry Lake is used to supplement water flow for navigational purposes and provides 150,000 acre-feet of water storage.
The Perry Lake Corps of Engineers manage an agricultural leasing program that is beneficial to local farmers as well as area wildlife.

Outdoor Recreation

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Perry Lake News Releases

Adjusted releases approved for Kansas River Basin reservoirs
9/4/2019
The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was authorized a deviation from the operating manual for cumulative releases from reservoirs in the Kansas River Basin. This decision was made in...
Corps of Engineers encourages water safety this Labor Day weekend
8/29/2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day...

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