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Perry Lake



Longview Campground is located on the 159 mile-long Perry Lake and is perfect for a peaceful family camping experience. There are numerous activities for visitors to enjoy such as sailing, power boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Facilities include a group camp with electric sites and a primitive area with a picnic shelter, fire pit and restroom. The area is full of wildlife, and there is an 18-hole disc golf course adjacent to the campground.


Longview Campground is situated on Perry Lake in the lush Kansas forest, offering peaceful, family-oriented camping. Longview offers families the chance to camp together in a group camp setting overlooking the lake.


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. Although Perry Lake trail is for hikers only, horse back riders will find plenty of dedicated equestrian trails available on the west side of the lake, near Perry State Park.


Longview Campground is known as a quiet, family-oriented destination. Longview has two Group Camp Areas. The upper loop of the group camp has 26 individual 30 amp electric sites located in a heavily wooded area at the top of a bluff overlooking the lake, perfect for large parties or family functions. The lower loop of the group camp is entirely primitve offering a picnic shelter, fire-pit, and vault toilet. The shower and restroom facility is located near the entrance gate right between the two loops.

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 situated on a high ridge overlooking the lake surrounded entirely by lush forests.

Nearby Attractions

Come for the camping, stay for the disc golf! Directly adjacent to Longview Group Campground is one of the premier 18-hole disc golf courses in the state. With elevation changes on almost every hole, and plenty of trees to snag a disc, novice and pro alike can have a good time on this course. Perry Lake is also a short drive from Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas--each offering their own array of unique shopping, dining, and attractions.
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