- Old Military Trail (OMT) Public Use
Area is a major trailhead for Perry Lake Trail, complete with
ample parking for groups. An information kiosk with maps and contact
information is located at the trailhead. This kiosk was built by Troop 351
(Shawnee) in March 2006.
- The parking area is a starting point
for hikes on Section 2 (to the west) or Section 3 (to the
- A walk-in hiker's
campground is maintained at the first road loop within
the park. This site includes an amphitheater, fire ring and
shelter. The hiker's campground is approximately 0.4 mile in from
the trailhead and accessible via a spur trail marked in
- Water is available nearby (within OMT
park) during park facility camping season (April -
- At 0.4 miles you will reach a
creek crossing near 94th Street. Until early October '05 this was
the site of a foot bridge.
Like other newer bridges along the trail, this bridge was put in
place by volunteer Eagle Scouts earning their merit badges.
Material and technical support for these projects was provided by
Westar Energy's Green Team. We are currently looking for a
new volunteer scout to work on a replacement bridge just upstream
from the original site.