• Surface Area: 11,400 Acres
Perry Lake is a US Army Corps of Engineers operated reservoir in northeast Kansas. Its primary purposes are flood control, water reserve for nearby areas and regional recreation. The lake is approximately 11,000 acres (45 kmÂ²) and is 891.5 ft at full multi-purpose pool. The lake is home to 3 marinas, a nationally recognized trail system and a variety of camping, boating fishing and hunting activities. Perry Lake is located about 40 miles west of Kansas City, just northwest of Lawrence, Kansas. Its close proximity to Kansas City, Lawrence, and the state capitol, Topeka, make it a very popular destination. It has been nicknamed "Paradise on the Plains."