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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

Perry Lake News Releases

Corps provides safety tips for Memorial Day weekend
5/20/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water is one of the premier destinations for Memorial Day weekend and with that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District’s 18 lakes see a huge increase in visitors. We...
Corps of Engineers announce phased reopening of campgrounds
5/14/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is planning a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas closed due to COVID-19, to begin immediately. The decision to...
Corps’ Kansas City District campsite and shelter reservation closures extended through 1 June
4/24/2020
Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has extended its recreation area closures through June 1, 2020....

Welcome to Perry Lake

Follow CDC guidelines, even when outdoors. We are not staffed to maintain/clean lake & park areas. Be cautious about touching anything. Sanitize and wash often. Practice social distancing.
Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has extended its recreation area closures through June 1, 2020. Individuals with paid reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Do not attempt to contact Recreation.gov to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged.
We are taking precautions and have closed our Visitor Center effective March 13, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide timely updates regarding other potential facility closures at our lakes on our websites and/or social sites.
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.

Need to Know

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There are currently NO active watches at Perry Lake

**updated January 1, 2020

 

 

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.

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