Trails

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Missouri Department of Conservation and the Army Corps of Engineers Managed Deer Hunts will be hosting the 28th Annual "World's Largest" Managed Hunt for Disabled Hunters on November 18th & 19th and the Youth Deer Hunt on December 9th & 10th, 2017.

Please be aware of the following trail closures:
Kelsey Short, all hiking trails except at Little Platte, the equestrian camping loop in Crow's Creek, equestrian trails from Access 27 to Jack Rabbit Bend and Smith's Fork Park.
 

Managed Goose Hunt:
Monday - Friday during November 13, 2017 through February 2, 2018.
Patrons may encounter some partial trail closures on the Bonebender Trail and the Campground Trail at Camp Branch Campground (which is closed for the winter season), portions of the golf course, and the trails at Little Platte Park.  Kelsey Short Youth Camp and the Smithville Lake Nature Center will also be closed.

 

9-1-1 Emergency Response Markers: Clay County Parks is excited to announce we are now part of the Mid-America Regional Council's (MARC) 9-1-1 Regional Public Safety Communications "Trial Mapping" project.  The project utilizes GPS grid map coordinates that are assigned to "address signs" located along Clay County trails to assist 9-1-1 personnel and first responders in locating trail users during an emergency.  Signs are located every 2/10 of a mile on the trails and a sign with instructions is located at every trailhead.  Callers can locate the nearest sign and provide 9-1-1 with the seven character address with an exact location determined, 9-1-1 personnel can accurately dispatch first responders to the caller.  Cabin Fever, Anita B. Gorman, Eagle's View, Smoke and Davey, Bonebender and Little Platte North Trail Signs have been completed.  Little Platte South signs are expected to be completed by late spring or early summer.

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The trail system at Smithville Lake is currently composed of three types of trails: 24 miles of 10 foot wide asphalt walking/biking trails, 11 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, and 26 miles of equestrian trails.

Image: Smoke & Davey Trail System

The Smoke & Davey Trail System is composed of three trails and is 4.8 miles in length accessible from Highway W to the north and from Sailboat Cove to the south.

Image: Bonebender Trail System

The Bonebender Trail System is composed of two trails and is 8.9 miles in length accessible from Sailboat Cove to the north and from the Main Park's Office to the south.

Image: Crows Creek Trail System

The Crows Creek Trail System is composed of two trails 8.9 miles in length accessible from Collins Road to the north, the Crows Creek Boat Ramp and Access 25 off 160th Street to the south.

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Clay County 

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17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

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

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phone: (816) 407-3400
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