The water has been shut off in the following locations:

  • Crows Creek Shelters 4-9 Wood and Brick Restrooms, Hydrants
  • Tryst Falls Restrooms and Hydrants


Shelter houses can be reserved by the public year-round.  For reservations call the park office 816-407-3400.  Shelter houses are available in the following areas: Smithville Lake's Little Platte, Crows Creek, and Sailboat Cove as well as other Clay County Park's locations: Tryst Falls, Rocky Hollow and Claybrook.

Click on the individual Shelter Location below for more information and pictures of each shelter.

Location Electricity Dist. from Lake Notes
0 Sailboat Cove yes 75 Yds Gazebo, great for weddings
0-1 Yacht Club yes 25 Yds  
1  Little Platte no 75 yds short drive to beach
2  Little Platte no 50 yds boat access, swings
3  Crows Creek no not visible  
4  Crows Creek no 150 yds flat, good for ballgames
5  Crows Creek no 100 yds excellent boat access
6  Crows Creek no 175 yds  
7  Crows Creek no 75 yds good boat access
8  Crows Creek no 100 yds  
9  Crows Creek no 30 yds great for boats, view & shade
Pavilion @ Crows Creek yes --

great for weddings,
receptions or reunions

10 Tryst Falls no n/a  
11  Tryst Falls no n/a  
12  Tryst Falls no n/a  
13  Tryst Falls yes n/a  
14  Rocky Hollow no 30 yds near Rocky Hollow Lake
20  Claybrook yes n/a close to James Farm Museum


Note: Vehicles and boats must have entrance passes to get to the shelters in Little Platte, Crows Creek and Sailboat Cove areas of Smithville Lake.

contact us

Clay County 

Parks Department

Park Office
17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


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