Smithville Lake

Important News:

Clay County Parks Office will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 30th. 

NEW OFFICE HOURS to begin Monday, November 30th, 2015.  Clay County Parks Office will now be open Monday thru Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm and the NEW MARINA HOURS for Camp Branch Marina and Paradise Pointe Marina will be Sunday thru Saturday; 8:00am to 5:00pm

Trail Closures:

Please click on the picture to get the current list of scheduled trail closures.


Beaches Reopened - Read Full Story Here

 image: Sailboat on the lake

Smithville Lake is a 7,200 acre lake and has more than 175 miles of shoreline.  Located just 20 miles from downtown Kansas City, there are several recreational opportunities available to the outdoor enthusiast that include: 2 swim beaches, 777 campsites, reservable shelters, 2 full service marinas including boat rentals, 1 sailboat only marina, dockside restaurant,  2 public 18-hole golf courses within the Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 4 disc golf courses, great fishing whether from shore or by boat, 25 miles of walking/biking trails, 11 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, 26 miles of equestrian trails, home to Kansas City Trapshooters Association, public hunting that includes managed goose hunts as well as youth and ADA white-tail deer and wild turkey hunts, and an aggressive 2,300 acre native grassland revitalization project.


contact us

Department of Parks,
Recreation & Historic Sites

Park Office
17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089


phone: (816) 407-3400
fax: (816) 407-3411