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Established Camping

Rock Creek (KS)

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Perry Lake

Overview

Rock Creek Campground is situated on the south end of Perry Lake in the lush Kansas forest.CAMPGROUND GATE POLICY--Park entrance gates will be closed from 10pm-6am Friday/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 through the gate after 10pm.

Recreation

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. A scenic road follows the shoreline along the length of the campground, offering sweeping views of the lake.

Facilities

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. A scenic road follows the shoreline along the length of the campground, offering sweeping views of the lake.

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 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.

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This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (785) 597-5144.

Nearby Attractions

For hikers, the nearby 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. Perry Lake is a short drive from Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City--each offering their own array of unique shopping, dining, and attractions.

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Location

Rock Creek (KS) is located in Kansas

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Perry, Kansas, take Highway 24 west to KS-237. Continue north for about 3 miles, then turn east on Rock Creek Park Road and follow signs to the campground.

Address

10419 PERRY PARK DRIVE
Perry, KS 66073-9717

Coordinates

39.1208333 N
95.4541667 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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5 Reviews

Lisa L.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2023

Beautiful views, amazing staff!

This campground is beautiful. You can view the lake from just about every spot. The facilities are well cared for and the volunteer staff is amazing.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Lisa L., July 30, 2023
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Lisa L., July 30, 2023
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Lisa L., July 30, 2023
Kaylyn B.
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2022

Nice weekend getaway

We enjoyed this campground. Facilities were nice and well maintained. Sites were level and access to water

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Kaylyn B., September 18, 2022
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Kaylyn B., September 18, 2022
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Ian C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2022

Great views with a decent site

Second time staying at Rock Creek Campground, peninsula b. Loved the view on the way in and at camp, as the sites are mostly surrounded by water.

Bathroom access is a bit of a walk, but if you have hookups, some of the sites have electric and water, with a sanitary dump easily accessed from just outside the campground.

Finding it can be a bit tricky, but if you slow down and look for the camping area jutting into the water, with the bathrooms near the road, good chance you're there. Camp hosts were awesome to deal with, and the grounds are well kept.

There is a playground for the young ones that's in great condition with decent options to play on.

This is going to become a regular campground for us. Loved it every time.

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Jerry N.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Great lake and campsite

Between Google maps and poor signage, I did finally find the site. Honor system on check in

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Month of VisitOctober
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Liz C.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2021

Great peninsula campground on the lake

Perfect for weekend trip, with kids or/and dogs for swimming and hanging out.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Liz C., July 25, 2021
  • Review photo of Rock Creek (KS) by Liz C., July 25, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rock Creek (KS) have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Rock Creek (KS) has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Rock Creek (KS)?

Rock Creek (KS) allows vehicles up to 100 feet.

Are fires allowed at Rock Creek (KS)?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Rock Creek (KS), although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Rock Creek (KS) have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Rock Creek (KS) does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Rock Creek (KS)?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.

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