Perry Lake

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.

Need to Know

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.

Contact Information


10419 PERRY PARK DRIVE PERRY KS 66073-9717

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 785-597-5144

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Perry, Kansas, go 8 miles north on Ferguson road, then 2 miles west on 86th street and follow signs to the campground.

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