Perry Lake – Jefferson County, north of Topeka, NE Kansas.
Wild Horse Camp, Perry State Park. Campground includes 16 sites with water/electricity (8 pull thru and 8 back in) with a total of 40 pens. Shower house, modern bathroom nearby with hitching rails. Large primitive camping area. Water hydrant near Trailhead A with hitching rail. Additional hydrants near primitive camp area. A shower house and shelter house are being added to Wild Horse Camp. Over 34 miles of trails traverse Corps of Engineers and Perry State Park property on west side of lake. Native oak and hickory woodlands, hills, rocks, streams, open prairie. Trails originating from State Park are easy. Rocky Top, 10.5 miles, and Wild Horse, 6 miles. The new 1.5 mile Jackalope Trail surrounds Wild Horse Camp. Trails accessed from Thompsonville trailhead are more challenging. Both areas are managed by Perry State Park.
Thompsonville is located at west end of dam on Corps land with day use parking at trailhead. No permits or fees required. Covered shelter house with picnic table and restroom close by. Hickory Acres, 7 miles, and Thompsonville, 10.5 miles. Take Hwy 24 to Thompsonville Rd, take first left turn; then right at next corner, and right to parking along roadside.
Perry State Park, 785-246-3449, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ksoutdoors.com.
Less than 20 minutes from Topeka.
See breakout maps below overview map of Perry trails.