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  • Perry Lake to implement new reservation policy and reduce reservation window for the 2020 camping season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the 2020 recreation season. Beginning May 1, 2020 all sites in Rock Creek Park will be 100% reserveable. This will result in several changes for campers at Rock Creek Park at Perry Lake.
  • Registration open for special permit archery hunt at Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan. — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce the application opening for the annual Special Archery Hunt Sept. 16 – Dec. 31, 2019. Applicants must apply by Sept. 3, 2019. This event is limited to eight hunters.
  • Corps of Engineers update on Kansas River Basin reservoir operations

    Conditions in the Kansas and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the four Kansas reservoirs which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Perry Lake and Clinton Lake. Project technicians plan to begin releases Monday, June 3, 2019, with a release of 4,000 cfs: releases from Milford Lake take about six days to reach the Missouri River.
  • Corps of Engineers to release water from Perry Lake as flood pool reaches capacity

    To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water releases from Perry Lake in Kansas beginning Sunday, May 26, 2019 as runoff from rains this weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining storage capacity. Water on the ground is expected to cause Perry to rise above pool elevation 920.6 feet and into surcharge operations this evening or overnight.
  • Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may begin flood water release from Perry Lake in Kansas beginning Saturday, May 25, 2019 if forecasted heavy rains this weekend fill the reservoirs remaining storage capacity. If conditions force releases, Perry Lake will slowly begin ramping up water releases through the outlet works. Based on forecasted rains, it is expected releases could be in up to 20,000 cubic feet per second. If additional rain beyond forecast occurs, it could result in water passing through the spillway. The volume of any releases would be dependent on the inflows into the reservoir.
  • Public meeting to discuss high water levels at Perry Lake and Clinton Lake by Corps

    Due to above average water levels being held in Perry Lake and Clinton Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at Perry-Lecompton High School from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers recreation at Perry Lake impacted by flooding

    PERRY, Kan. — Recent rains have increased Perry Lake’s water elevation causing closure of Corps of Engineers facilities due to flooding throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Closures include all Corps boat ramps, Slough Creek, Rock Creek and Old Town campgrounds and Perry Park Beach. The designated ATV area is open with limited access; visitors should call Perry Lake for access information.
  • Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake no longer collecting Day Use Fees

    PERRY, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will no longer collect Day Use Fees as of March 1, 2019 at the following Perry Lake Day Use Areas; Rock Creek Boat Ramp, Perry Park Beach, Slough Creek Bridge Boat Ramp, Devil's Gap Boat Ramp, Longview Boat Ramp, and Old Town Boat Ramp.
  • Corps urges hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use caution this fall

    Whether your hunting season started Labor Day weekend or you are still awaiting your first opportunity to venture out, hunter safety is a must. First, let’s take a moment to think about your favorite hunting spot. This may include a short, 4-minute boat ride across a small cove to a grove of flooded willows or a hike back in to a small opening tucked into the timber that are sure to draw an early morning shooting opportunity. Either way, before you put on your hunting gear here are five safety musts to ensure many return visits to that favorite spot! Read on. . .
  • Perry Lake water level low, Corps encourages visitors to use caution

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake urges recreation visitors to be cautious of lower than usual lake levels. Shallow points and normally submerged hazards are becoming a common sight. It's important for all visitors to understand the lake and risks associated with recreating in low water.