Longview Campground is situated on Perry Lake in the lush Kansas forest, offering peaceful, family-oriented camping. Longview offers families the chance to camp together in a group camp setting overlooking the lake.
Longview Campground is known as a quiet, family-oriented destination. Longview has two Group Camp Areas. The upper loop of the group camp has 26 individual 30 amp electric sites located in a heavily wooded area at the top of a bluff overlooking the lake, perfect for large parties or family functions. The lower loop of the group camp is entirely primitve offering a picnic shelter, fire-pit, and vault toilet. The shower and restroom facility is located near the entrance gate right between the two loops.
Perry Lake Basic Campground Rules
We need your help to protect the natural resources so that future trips to Perry Lake are as rewarding as today’s. In order to make your camping experience more enjoyable, we ask that you observe the following basic campground rules.
1. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This includes turning off radios and generators at 10:00 p.m. All visitors not staying overnight at the campsite must leave the park by 10:00 p.m.
2. All pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times or otherwise restrained (cable/chain).
3. Campsite occupancy/capacities are restricted to the following:
• One wheeled unit and 2 tents OR 3 tents maximum per site
• 3 vehicles maximum per site
• 10 people maximum per site
4. All vehicles must remain on paved or graveled surfaces. Parking vehicles on the grass is prohibited, extra parking is available at restroom facilities. Boat trailers (loaded or unloaded) may be parked on the grass adjacent to your campsite.
5. At the end of your stay please dispose of all trash in the dumpsters located in the park.
6. Vehicles must be operated in accordance with applicable state laws. Only licensed vehicles operated by a licensed driver can be used within a public use area. Park roads are for ingress and egress only. Absolutely No ATV’s, Golf Carts, or other battery operated vehicles can be operated in the park.
7. All waste water (gray and black water) must be disposed of at the sanitary dump stations.
8. Dead and downed wood may be used for firewood, cutting of standing trees, limbs, or bushes is prohibited. Operation of a chainsaw is prohibited, hand tools are allowed.
9. Fires must be confined to fire rings provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
10. Checkout is 4:00 p.m., Please contact our office.
11. Camping is limited to 14 days on a site, campers must vacate the site for 24 hours prior to returning. Campers may move to a different loop in the campground during that time.
12. Camping facilities are for campers only, no day use is allowed within the campgrounds.
Perry Lake Dam was completed in 1969 to help with flood control for the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Today, the lake boasts 159 miles of shoreline and 12,000 surface acres of water, creating countless recreational activities for visitors, and earning it the nickname "paradise on the plains." The campground is situated on a high ridge overlooking the lake surrounded entirely by lush forests.
Come for the camping, stay for the disc golf! Directly adjacent to Longview Group Campground is one of the premier 18-hole disc golf courses in the state. With elevation changes on almost every hole, and plenty of trees to snag a disc, novice and pro alike can have a good time on this course. Perry Lake is also a short drive from Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas--each offering their own array of unique shopping, dining, and attractions.
Perry lake has a reputation for being one of the best sailing lakes in the region; however, boaters of all types will enjoy the many opportunities offered here, whether it's sailing, power boating or canoeing. Perry Lake offers excellent fishing: white crappie, flathead catfish, walleye, white bass, channel catfish and sauger are in abundance throughout the lake. In addition to the vast lake, the area has approximately 27,000 acres of public land dedicated to wildlife management: turkey, deer, quail, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, duck and geese are all found on these federal lands. For hikers, the 29-mile Perry Lake loop trail offers a range of terrain and difficulty from easy, gentle slopes in the south to rugged, varying elevation changes in the north. Although Perry Lake trail is for hikers only, horse back riders will find plenty of dedicated equestrian trails available on the west side of the lake, near Perry State Park.
10419 PERRY PARK DRIVE PERRY KS 66073-9717
For campground inquiries, please call: 785-597-5144
From Perry, Kansas, go 8 miles north on Ferguson road, then 2 miles west on 86th street and follow signs to the campground.