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Perry Lake ATV and Motorcycle Trail

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Other Names

Lake Perry

Last Known StatusOpen

Open daily from dawn to dusk, this area offers a wide variety of terrain that ranges from miles of narrow woods trails, steep and rugged hill climbs plus deep mud puddles. There is a separate beginners section that has a little track with small jumps, but the park is mainly geared for experienced riders due to the primarily challenging terrain that encompasses the area.

There is no fee charged to ride but there are some basic amenities that include picnic tables with shelters. Riding is permitted during daylight hours only and while overnight parking is not permitted, there are numerous campgrounds in the area that surround the nearby lake.

This area may close temporarily on short notice during wet weather conditions or special events so call first before heading out.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermittedNot Recommended
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours dawn to dusk
Trail BlazingProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size140 acres
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation880 to 920 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis USACE land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis USACE land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis USACE land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis USACE land has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails
LandArmy Corps of Engineers


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Casey's General Store (785) 597-5919
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Casey's General Store (785) 597-5919
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Perry Campground (785) 246-3449
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Slough Creek Campground (785) 246-3449
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Slough Creek Campground (785) 246-3449
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Perry Campground (785) 246-3449
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Casey's General Store (785) 597-5919




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityPerry, KS
AddressSpillway Road, Perry, KS 66073
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Topeka, KS
1) Take US-24 east 12 miles
2) Turn left (north) on CR-1025, continue 2.8 miles (Note: road turns into Thompsonville Road and Spillway Road)
3) Park entrance is on the right (south).


Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Perry Project Office
10419 Perry Park Drive
Perry, KS 66073
(785) 597-5144
Contact InfoPerry State Park
5441 Westlake Road
Ozawkie, KS 66070
(785) 246-3449
(785) 271-7346


Perry Lake Trail Photo

Perry Lake ATV and Motorcycle Trail

This area has a lot of deep mud puddles, pits and bogs. Quads and side by sides will have a blast. Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Young man on ATV popping a wheelie down dirt trail.

Experienced rides will have a fun time here. Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Young woman riding ATV around beginner motocross track.

One of the beginer friendly tracks. Photo Submitted 4/14/2015 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Steep but short hill climb with deep mud puddle at the base.

Most of the terrain looks like this - rugged, steep but short hill climbs with lots of mud. Photo Submitted 4/14/2015 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Woman on ATV riding around kids motocross track.

Another view of the kids track. This is one of the easier sections of the park. Photo Submitted 4/14/2015 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

View of play area with small jumps, hard pack and loose chunk rock.

One of the open play areas. Photo Submitted 9/2/2013 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Young man wearing motorcycle helmet, t-shirt and jeans riding an ATV.

Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Two men on ATVs.

Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Image of ATV trail going through the woods.

Photo Submitted 9/2/2013 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Young man using a tow rope to help pull ATV from deep mud puddle.

This area has a lot of deceivingly deep mud pits. Bring a tow rope or winch, plus an extra riding buddy. Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

ATV going through a deep mud puddle.

Another view of how deep the mud puddles can get. Bring a change of cloths! Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Man on ATV getting a little air from a small jump.

There are several play areas that have some small jumps where you can get a little air. Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)


Perry Lake Trail Photo

ATV trail with fallen leaves, branches and rocks surrounded by trees.

One of the wooded sections. Some chunk rock here and there with some fallen branches make it a little more challenging. Photo Submitted 9/2/2013 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Photo of ATV trail surrounded by tall grass and a couple trees.

Some trails break out of the woods and into grassy fields. Photo Submitted 9/2/2013 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

ATV trail going through the woods.

The trails are open daily year-round.

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Close up photo of ATV with Maxxis mud tires.

ATVs with mud tires do well here. Photo Submitted 11/14/2011 (Thanks!)

Perry Lake Trail Photo

ATV covered in dirt parked nex to mud puddle.

Unless you like mud, wait at least a few days after a rain to tackle the trails.

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Dirt bike on ATV trail in the woods.

The woods trails are narrow and twisty, perfect on a dirt bike.

Perry Lake Trail Photo

Photo of trail taken from the seat of an ATV.

Another good example of the various terrain you will encounter here. Photo Submitted 4/14/2015 (Thanks!)

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