PERRY STATE PARK
Perry State Park comprises two areas totaling 1,250 acres on the shores of Perry Reservoir in Jefferson County. With the 12,500-acre reservoir and an 11,000-acre wildlife area nearby, this state park is well-situated to accommodate any outdoor preference.
The park's four campgrounds provide 124 electric/ water campsites and 350 primitive campsites. Showers and toilets are conveniently located for all campers. A swimming beach and beach house serve summertime fun-seekers. Day-use areas of the park offer seven picnic shelters, three of which are available by reservation.
The marshes at Perry Wildlife Area provide early migrant bird hunting, and deep water areas supply late season mallard and diving duck hunting. In dry years, water is pumped to some of the area's 10 marshes to ensure adequate water levels. Whitetailed deer, cottontails, wild turkeys, coyotes, raccoons, and dove are common on the area.
Perry Reservoir is best known for its crappie and channel cat fishing. Best angling opportunities for crappie are in the Slough Creek, Rock Creek, and Old Town areas. The best areas for channel catfish are on mud flats in the upper end of the reservoir and in the Delaware River.
Impoundment Type: ReservoirSurface Acres: 11,630 acresMaximum Depth: 43 feetNormal Lake Level: 891.5 feetThe lake has Motor Boat Access
Fishing Population:Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Sauger, Saugeye, White Bass, Walleye