Slough Creek Campground is situated on Perry Lake in the lush Kansas forest. As the largest and most popular recreation area at the lake, Slough Creek is an ideal destination for family camping trips.
CAMPGROUND GATE POLICY--Park entrance gates will be closed from 10pm-6am on Friday and Saturday nights and the entirety of holiday weekends. An exit lane is provided with one way traffic only. No late entrance will be allowed and only Park Staff or Emergency Personnel will be permitted though the gate after 10pm.
Slough Creek Campground offers 174 reservable spacious campsites, ranging from walk-in tent sites to full electric and water hookup sites.
In addition to the individual campsites, one large group camp is available for large parties or family functions and provides privacy from the main campground.
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. Park entrance gates will be closed and locked Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 6am, and Sundays on Holiday weekends. One-way tire spikes allow traffic to exit but not
2. 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.
3. All pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times or otherwise restrained (cable/chain).
4. 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
5. 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.
6. At the end of your stay please dispose of all trash in the dumpsters located in the park.
7. 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.
8. All waste water (gray and black water) must be disposed of at the sanitary dump stations.
9. 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
10. Fires must be confined to fire rings provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
11. Checkout is 4:00 p.m., Please contact our office or visit the park attendant at the booth if you have any questions.
12. 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
13. 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 surrounded by the lake on one side and a dense canopy of forest on the other, making it ideal for those wishing to enjoy the best of both environments.
Perry Lake is a short drive from Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City--each with their own array of 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. The Slough Creek trailhead for the Perry Lake Trail is located on-site. There is also a short loop trail through the Slough Creek Area called the Thunder Ridge Trail with the trailhead just outside the main campground gate. The Thunder Ridge Trail is approximately 2.5 miles and offers a diverse array of terrain and scenery in such a short trail.
10419 PERRY PARK DRIVE PERRY KS 66073-9717
For campground inquiries, please call: 785-876-3127
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From Highway 24 in Perry, Kansas, take Ferguson Road north for 7 miles, then turn onto Slough Creek Road and follow signs to the campground.