If you're looking for a place to get away from it all in the state of Kansas, search no further than Perry State Park. Home of Lake Perry, this outdoor recreation area offers all of the space you need to reconnect with nature (and your canine pal, too!).
For those staying overnight -- or longer -- 118 campsites are set up around the park, all of which offer electric and water hookups. These lots are good-sized and provide fire rings, grills, and picnic tables. During the warmer months, drinking water is provided along with modern restroom facilities and hot showers, but the taps get turned off during the off-season to prevent freezing. No sewer hookups are available; however, there is a dump station on the property where trailers and RVs can get rid of their grey water.
To get into the park, you'll need to grab a parking permit, costing $5 per vehicle. Fees to camp are a standard $10 a night for a campsite and $45+ for cabins, depending on size.
Out on the lake, the fun never stops as visitors jet ski, kayak, and cast lines for hours on end. If relaxing is more your jam, head straight for the beach to catch some rays. For the pooch-person duo that's up for a challenge, hop on Old Military Trail and experience a true trek through the woods -- one without frills or easements of any kind! One section of the path runs right into a field, so after your adventure, you'll need to scour over your pupper to make sure no nasty ticks have hopped aboard.
As long as you keep your furry pal out of park buildings and off of the designated swimming beach, the two of you should have an excellent time at this facility. Do your share to keep dogs welcome in Kansas State Parks by cleaning up all pet waste during your stay.
For a great vacation into the outdoors, be sure to check out Perry State Park!