Perry County Community Lake

Driving Directions

From Perryville, take Route T west 1.50 miles, then County Road 700 southwest to the area.


This area is mostly forest with some fields. Facilities/features: picnic area, archery range, boat ramps,  fishing jetties, and Perry County Community Lake (103 acres).

About This Area

Perry County Community Lake is located about two miles west of Perryville and can be accessed from Route T and from the Interstate 55 west outer road.

The Conservation Department, in cooperation with the citizens of Perry County who passed a bond issue to purchase 310 acres from private landowners to create the public area, developed the site and constructed a 103-acre impoundment, which was opened to fishing in 1971. The area now includes two access roads, four parking lots, two boat launching ramps, a fishing access trail for bank anglers, and two small picnic areas. The area also features a disabled-accessible fishing pier, where fish cover structures have been placed to improve fish habitat. Disabled-accessible restrooms are located near the fishing pier.

Boundaries of the area are fenced and signed. Please respect the rights of adjoining landowners.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • GPS: LAT 37d43m33.29s(37.726) LONG89d54m44.37s(89.912)

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Channel catfish are stocked annually 
Fishing - Crappie Fair population. Crappie are nummerous, but 95% are less than eight inches. Anglers are encouraged to keep, up to the daily limit of crappie.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Hybrid striped bass stocked when available.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population. Bluegill and Redear sunfish are common. Redear sunfish up to ten inches are common, but are difficult to catch. 
Hiking  Four mile loop trail  
Other  Archery targets, ADA Accessible  
Trapping with Special Use Permit   

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Boat Ramp - Lake - Concrete   Perry County Community Lake   
Dock - Fishingaccessible   
Fishing Jetty/Platform    
OtheraccessibleArchery Range  ADA accessible static range/4 targets and tower range. Located on County Road 702, off the west outer road.  
Parking Lotaccessible  Disabled accessible parking lots are located on the south end by the archery range, and on the north end by the privies and fishing dock.  
Picnic Table    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Perry County Community Lake 103.00 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 176.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 22.00  
Lakes/Ponds 103.00  
Other 8.51  
Total Area Acres:309.51 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Shoreline Trail (Easy) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 4.00 

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Shooting Range General Information






1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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