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TopSide Marinas, based in Texas, acquired Rock Creek Marina, a 188-acre large-scale marina located on Perry Lake, Kansas

Texas-Based Marina Operator Acquires Property on Kansas’ Perry Lake 

TopSide Marinas, a Texas-based family-owned company that acquires and operates marinas around the country, has acquired Rock Creek Marina, a 188-acre large-scale marina located in Ozawkie on Perry Lake, KS. Rock Creek Marina marks TopSide Marinas’ sixth acquisition since its launch in 2021 and its first in Kansas. 

Rock Creek Marina was built in 1975 and sits on Perry Lake, the third-largest lake in Kansas and about 40 miles west of Kansas City. It’s one of only three marina leaseholders that have been approved to operate a marina on the lake since the 1970s and has been owned for the past 20-plus years by Rock Creek Marina Investors. 

“Acquiring Rock Creek Marina is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity due to the limited availability of marina operations on Perry Lake,” said Ryan Skiles, regional VP, TopSide Marinas. 


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