Please Be Advised-We have begun the process of turning the water on for the season. Currently the water hydrant at Crow's Creek Shelter #3; water hydrant at Little Platte Shelter #2; Little Platte Brick Restroom has been turned on. Please check back for updates.
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|
|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|
|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||40 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.