PERRY, Kan. --
The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake has announced their operating plan for the 2020 recreation season. Perry Lake received historic flooding in 2019, and damages from the flooding will continue to impact the 2020 recreation season.
- Slough Creek Park: Bur Oak, Locust and Limestone Cove Loops as well as Devil’s Gap Boat Ramp will remain closed until further repairs can be made. Worthington and South Point Loop will have partial site closures, the West Group Camp will be fully operational. Open sites will become available on April 15, 2020.
- Rock Creek Park: all of Peninsula Loop (A, B and C Loops) will remain closed until further repairs can be made. Big Rock, Edwardsville and Whippoorwill Loops will be fully operational. Rock Creek Road from the Boat Ramp to 237 Highway will remain closed until further repairs can be made. Open sites will become available on May 1.
- Longview Park: fully operational, group campsite will become available on May 1.
- Old Town Park: B-Loop and C-Loop will remain closed, A-Loop and E-Loop will be fully operational. Open sites will become available on May 1.
- Boat Ramps: all boat ramps with exception of Devil’s Gap will be operational by 1 March 2020.
Closed portions of the park will be reopened after repairs have been made and the area is safe for visitors, there is no estimated time on when those areas will reopen.
“We ask everyone to remain patient as we continue to work towards securing the resources and make the necessary repairs to get the parks fully operational and safe, it is our number 1 priority. We anticipate contractors and our staff to be busy this summer, please be aware of additional hazards and traffic from construction and repair activities,” said Park Manager Jason Hurley.
Reservations for the areas that will be operational will become available on Recreation One Stop starting February 12, 2020, at 12:00pm. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by visiting www.recreation.gov.
For any additional questions please call the Perry Lake Project Office at 785-597-5144.
Release no. 20-003