Smithville 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, 752 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, 37 miles of walking/biking trails, 11.5 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, 32 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.

Clay County Missouri Park Department Fees

Entrance Fees

Daily Vehicle $6.00
Daily Boat $14.00
Season Vehicle $50.00
    Tax Payer Discount* $40.00
    Beginning August 1 $25.00
Season Boat $90.00
    Tax Payer Discount* $70.00
    Beginning August 1 $45.00 
Season Boat and Vehicle Combo $140.00 
   Tax Payer Discount*     $110.00
   Beginning August 1 $70.00
Senior Season Vehicle** $40.00
   Tax Payer Discount* $35.00
   Beginning August 1 $20.00
Senior Season Boat $70.00
   Tax Payer Discount* $65.00
   Beginning August 1 $35.00
Senior Season Boat and Vehicle Combo** $110.00 
   Tax Payer Discount* $100.00
   Beginning August 1 $55.00


All Passes will be a reusable "Hang Tag" with a yearly sticker.
* Tax Payer Discount pursuant to Ordinance 2009-ORD-35, discount available with paid Clay County personal property tax receipt.  Taxpayer discount expires July 31st.
** Seniors are age 62 or older.    
Non-motorized boats less than 14ft and canoes are free.


Clay County, Mo.

Contact Parks

Clay County Park Office

17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

Camp Branch Parks Office:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed: Saturday/Sunday

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

E-mail the Parks Department