Camp Branch Beach

Camp Branch Beach is located on the east side of the lake within Camp Branch Park across the parking lot from the Main Park Office, Camp Branch Marina, and Boat Launch.

In addition to access by vehicle, Camp Branch Beach is also accessible from Camp Branch Campground via Bonebender Trail.Beach 1

Map View of Camp Branch Beach

Little Platte Beach

Little Platte Beach is located within Little Platte Park on the west side of the lake and is accessed from 180th Street. Access is by vehicle and via the new Little Platte Trail. Nearby park attractions include Paradise Pointe Marina, Golf Complex, and Historical Sites - Woodhenge and Akers Cemetery.

Map View of Little Platte Beach

Water Quality Information

Clay County samples water quality at all designated swimming beaches at Smithville Lake on a biweekly basis during the recreational season. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has designated Smithville Lake as a body of water (lake) with recreational use category Whole Body Contact, category A (WBC-A). 

More information on the Water Quality.