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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 "Trail 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 and Little Platte SouthTrail Signs have been completed. 

The trail system at Smithville Lake is currently composed of three types of trails: 37 miles of 10-foot wide asphalt walking/biking trails, 11.5 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, and 32 miles of equestrian trails.

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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.


The Camp Branch Trail System is composed of three trails and is 10.4 miles in length accessible from Sailboat Cove to the north and from the Park's Office to the south.

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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.

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