Perry County CL

About this Area

Total Acres

Perry County Community Lake

Perry County Community Lake
Missouri Department of Conservation

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.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish,
    • Crappie
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Fishing DockFishing Dock
  • Fishing JettyFishing Jetty
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Archery RangeArchery Range
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Perryville, take Route T west 1.50 miles, then County Road 700 southwest to the area.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Perry Co Community Lake
Range Id
Maintenance Days
Closed Tuesday
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
Type of Complex
Range Type
Archery Static Target
Target Distance
Disabled Access
Area Regulations