14 Parks near Perry, Kansas
Sep 2013 - $9.00
This is a very nice park, busy on the weekend. There is two sections ,one section has gravel sites with water and electric, the other is paved sites with water and electric. Not much shade here, but all sites are fairly level. Phone and air card worked good . Will camp here again when in area. - ds4006
Sep 2013 - $9.00
This is a fairly typical COE campground, which is to say it was excellent, an incredible value for the money. We stayed for only one night, during the week, and so got a fabulous lakefront site on the end of a peninsula. The park appears very popular, due to its proximity to Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. Most of the spots were reserved for the upcoming weekend. Lot of boats out on the lake, including several large sailboats. Our rate reflects a Golden Access discount. - midcenturynana
May 2012 - $9.00
This is one of the best cared for COE parks ever. They only recycle aluminum cans here; the Feds need to set a better example for RV parks. The electric and water hookups were spot on. Our space was fairly level. The town of Perry is close for shopping. We had great views from our rig of the lake. We would stay here in the future. - Kent and Margaret
Apr 2016 - $16.00
The campground is located on rolling hills overlooking Perry Lake and the dam. It is part of 5 campgrounds located within the same area (some are tent only). Slough Creek, as part of the Corps of Engineer, does not have sewage and only inner sites have 30 amp and water. Outer sites do not have electric, water, or sewage. Water had good taste. Campsites are gravel with easy back-in. All sites have moveable campfire ring and picnic bench. Tents are permitted with RV. Since the sites are on a slopping hill, most sites have a view of the lake. Easy access to lakeside. Restrooms are located throughout the campground which has a large number of sites. Pets are permitted. "Playground" is only a swing set. Two nice trails, about 1.5 miles, originate/end at the campground. Small grocery store about 5 miles toward dam. Also, near dam is a bar/grill. Dump station has two receptacles and a freshwater station. We camped here with in a Travel Trailer. - Next Mission
Aug 2015 - $9.00
The "Geezer Pass" pays off again. Our spot was pretty level in The Worthington Loop. The 50 amp service was spot on. The water will need to be toned down with your pressure regulator. The water quality was excellent. The hookups were well placed. There is a dump station in the loop as well as a paved one at the entrance to the park. The whole park is well cared for and beautiful. The staff here is excellent. Come on Corps of Engineers, get some recycling in your parks. We would definitely stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Sep 2014 - $30.00
We've stayed here a few times and it's very nice. It's typical for the Corps of Engineer parks in this area. LOTs of space between sites, nice boat ramp and plenty of room to "spread out." It gets pretty busy around Holidays and long weekends but we think that adds to the fun. They have separate areas that allow and do not allow pets - which is really nice. No sewer (bummer), good water pressure, good electric, good tv reception, no camp store, not too close to anything so pack accordingly. - A. Hotaling
May 2014 - $16.00
My wife wanted me to put "Keep driving, this place sucks", but then she handed me the computer and said that I was more eloquent, so here goes... The manager was super sweet and accommodating; however this property is extremely in need of maintenance (the sites are not level) and even though there is 50AMP service, there is no on/off switch on the breaker box. One has to remove the fuse breaker and invert it...not too safe for the average citizen. Then, there's the cats. The park is overrun with stray cats; some of which appear to be in poor health. They run everywhere, including under your coach. There is an abundance of permanent residents who seem to lack pride of ownership quite a bit. Then, there's the two green ponds - fenced in, but still stagnant looking; complete with a flock of Emperor Geese honking around the perimeter. The meta-tag for the URL states that this property is for sale...could be a bargain if you have lots of capital for improvements and marketing. I would have to say this park is a pass. Nice manager, but not a place to stay. If not for being at the end of my driving limit and driving 10 miles past I-70, I'd of stayed at a rest stop. - cybercme
Oct 2012 - $15.00
We went down the dirt road only to find a rundown park that is full of permanent residents, not saying there is anything wrong with permanent residents as long as they can carry their trash to the trash and not stack it on the side of their RV (to the roof). We kept on traveling. Don't waste your time, find somewhere else to stay. - Jeff & Laurie
Jun 2012 - $15.00
Difficult to find, not good signage. 1 1/4 miles down a dusty road. Facilities fair, at best. Bath house clean and old with "no smoking" sign on door yet a receptacle outside the door packed with butts, just like all the other ones on the property. The smell of all the animals was horrible. It looks run down and with mostly permanent residents; I wouldn't stay here again and if it weren't for the Passport America discount, I wouldn't have stayed here at all. - bev48
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We've stayed several times at this campground and will return. The sites are flat, and have plenty of space between them with trees and a trail to the lake. - JimListon
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Very clean, nice RV spots, paved roads, and lots of activities. The park is right on the lake, and some spots have lake views. It seems that the State of Kansas is neglecting its State Parks over the last few years due to lack of funding, but we still enjoy camping here and in other Kansas State Parks. The towns of Lawrence and Topeka are both about 20 minutes away. - rykar47
Sep 2014 - $22.00
Grounds were beautiful. Spacious sites. Gravel with fire pit and picnic table. Bathrooms were extremely clean and large. We had plenty of service with our phones and television. The only down fall we had was we had to pay extra for our vehicles $5 per upon arrival. Even the one pulling our trailer although our receipt online stated 2 vehicles. Also, their swimming beach is about a 75 stair walk straight down and was not impressed. If not going for water, the campground was very nice and clean. Kid and dog friendly as well. - brielinck
Jul 2016 - $59.00
There were not many good choices for campgrounds in this area. Thanks to RV Park Reviews to help us decide. We have stayed at Jellystone Parks in other places so we expected a certain standard.
The campground is somewhat difficult to find because of the Toll gates from the Interstate, but we found it.
It's a little worn and not polished,is the best way to describe it. Roads are gravel as well as camp sites. We had a Premium Pull Thru located on a corner and was very nice.
About half of the park are long term residents and we met a few and enjoyed them.
There are quite a few locals that come in and camp on the weekends so the camp does become full.
We don't use the showers or cable so I have no comment there. The WiFi was good most of the time. In spite of all, we would stay here again. - Larry Jenkins
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Loved the family setting and location was very nice. They had a lot of activities for her family. Would definitely go there again if I'm visiting. - Dkkirkland
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Stayed at this campground because of the kid amenities offered (we had two grandkids staying with us for the week). All activities are hosted by a camp advisor. Such activities as slip and slide, pool, water games (balloons and sponges) with a large sling shot launcher, visit by a fire truck, art activities to make tie dye shirts and colorful spinning art pictures, panning for gems and artifacts at a mining water trough and movie night! Some of the activities are fee-based but most are free.
Our campsite was a longpull-through with full hookups, 30/50 amp service, gravel and grass patio with a fire pit and picnic table. Easy registration, friendly office staff, escorted to our camp site. Sites were long enough to keep my 40' Class A connected to my 18' trailer with room to park my vehicle at the end of the camp site. Plenty of room between camp sites with hookup's centered in the site.
Mote expensive than I would prefer, but the kid amenities were the attraction for me. That way, I didn't have to entertain my grandies 24/7!! The park is secure and staff are kid friendly. My grandies made friends easy as they participated in activities.
I would stay only if I had my grandkids staying with me. - kihei7
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Nice campground. Not an easy access off of I-80, but easy off of I-335 & US 50. Has beach. Nice & quite. - be rob
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Beautiful view of the lake. Difficult to find. Was on the opposite side of the lake from where our gps took us. Once there it was wonderful. Lantern hooks and fire rings were heavy duty. Toilets with plumbing throughout the grounds were basic but clean and well lit. Did not use showers. Paved roads, gravel sites and lots of grassy areas. Dump site nice and large, easy to use - Minniediver
Sep 2010 - $99.00
This is a Corp of Engineer by-reservation-only group camp site. The facility will handle smaller TTs and pop-ups, but it was probably designed primarily for tent camping because the dirt pads aren't long and would not support heavy weight. All but three sites are dry camping. Those three co-located sites do have electric/water. It's family friendly. There is a playground, basketball net, grass ball field, volleyball court, and a picnic pavilion. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a bath/shower house and a boat ramp is nearby. The campground is isolated from the rest of the COE RV parks in the area so it provides nice privacy for groups. My rating is based on like Group Site facilities. Golden Age/Access cards are accepted for a discount. - RLM
May 2015 - $10.00
Great Park, The facilities are clean. Quiet next to Lake but still not far from Lawrence and about 45 minutes to Kansas City. Only drawback is no sewer but dump is right outside Park and is free. - USAF1
May 2013 - $9.00
This is our second time to visit this park and we will probably come back should we visit the area again. The only drawback is that it is 20 miles from Lawrence, but if you just want to relax and chill, this is the place. Dump station is well situated on the property for incoming and outgoing traffic. We camped here in a 45 ft. motorhome and the sites can handle us. - travelingstar
Sep 2012 - $18.00
The park is excellent. We were there 2 weeks and loved the park. The sites are very large and easy to pull in. The reason for the #5 is that the showers weren't cleaned, not even once. Usually the Army Corps of Engineers parks are very clean and we were very surprised that this beautiful had showers that weren't cleaned once the whole time we were there. - Heidemarie
Jun 2015 - $11.00
There is a mixture of tents and RV sites with a mixture of 30 amp only or 30 amp with water or there is 30/50 amps with water and sewage. Most sites are fairly level. Sites are clean. - From the Kites
Sep 2010 - $16.00
This is a decent COE campground that would probably fit well into a few days or weekend of camping. But there were some negatives that chipped away at my rating. It has good paved access roads, a fair amount of space between well maintained sites, partial shade thru out, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There is a nice playground for the kiddos. The sites will accommodate all rigs. Its half 30A electric and half dry camping sites. The dry sites are the same size and design as the RV sites and would please most tent campers who don’t want electricity. There are only four or five pull thru sites which in my opinion doesn’t rate as a place with pull thrus. 3G cell, satellite, and TV signals are good. There are also some 50A sites, but they are occupied by custodians or volunteers during the season. The negatives are that the majority of sites have some degree of fore and aft level issues. It is hard to understand, that in this mostly flat campground in a flat state like Kansas, they couldn’t get that right. The four restroom buildings don’t have shower capabilities. That is in a separate building in the campground which is some distance from the majority of camp sites. The lighting in all of the buildings are on day/night sensors. During the day the inside of the buildings are dark. The only water faucets where you can connect a hose to fill tanks is at the bathroom buildings and that takes a long hose. Handicap sites probably don’t meet ADA compliance since they are gravel and won’t accommodate a wheelchair. Not to mention that they aren’t even marked as handicap on the site posts. The voltage was on the low side, but it is a 30A campground. The fee/info booth is completely closed on Tuesday and Wednesday despite there being an abundance of paid attendants to man it 7 days a week. I have a hard time rating this CG. It has served my purpose for being here and I got my monies worth. As mentioned, it’s a decent CG, but if you are familiar with the higher quality of COE campgrounds then this one rates somewhat below that standard. Access and Golden Age discounts are honored here. - RLM
Jun 2016 - $44.00
We can't say enough about this campground: it's a resort. We had a snaffoo with our reservation and they worked it out easily and with no stress. We could not be more grateful. The sites were beautiful and manicured. We loved it! - Dog on the road
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Beautiful park! Nice level concrete sites with grass in between. Fabulous signage from the highway all the way to the park!! Nice big dog park, playground and pool. Office staff was very friendly and efficient. - Axe and Cindy
Jun 2016 - $39.00
When we first drove into the park, I asked the wife what were we going to pay! Not much actually for a premier park. Everything said is true. The owner spent $1,000,000 on concrete...and it's everywhere. Almost too much actually, but there's plenty of room to walk the dogs and a dog park. Everything about this facility is first class. WiFi was down due to a severe lightning strike, but they were working on it as we left. - DJanis
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We were traveling through the area in a motorhome towing a popup so we had 2 sites right on the lake. Beautiful area with awesome bike trail around the lake and rental bikes available. Staff was super nice. Wish we had more time to enjoy the park. Lots of play areas for children while still being peaceful. Definitely on our top list when passing through again. Food at Boss Hawg's barbecue 5 miles away was good. - busyteach
Apr 2016 - $19.00
This quiet campground is on a beautiful lake ten minutes from downtown Topeka and surrounded by residential! All big rig friendly level back-in gravel sites have table and two rvs share an electrical and water post with 50amp service, so when park is full rigs would be close to each other. Good local over air television, strong Verizon 4G, no Wi-Fi and dump location is easily accessible across road from office. Overall a great city park that is clean with beautiful views. Will definitely stop again when in Topeka! - RJourney
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Love this park! The only reason I didn't score it a "10" is because I only give that rating to parks with paved sites with full hookups. (The sites here are gravel, and there's no sewer connection.)
It's in a lovely setting, quiet, and close to Topeka amenities.
We will definitely stay here again given the chance. - RunsWithScissors