Shelters

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 FallsRocky Hollow and Claybrook.

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 at Crows Creek yes -- great for weddings, receptions and 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.

 

Shelter Fees 

Little Platte # 1-2     $60
Crows Creek # 3-9 $60
Goeckel(Sailboat Cove) $85
Yacht Club(Sailboat Cove) $72
Tryst Falls # 10-13 $60
Rocky Hollow #14 $60
Claybrook #20 $85
Pavilion @ Crow's Creek $500

 

Special Event Permit

0 Sailboat Cove

Shelter #0 at Sailboat Cove - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 75 yards from the lake
  *Excellent boat access
Tables: 10-12 picnic tables
Grills: 1 X-Large grill
Electricity: yes; 30 amps
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 150
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Area near shelter is both flat and hilly
  Lots of trees for shade
  Area is picturesque 
  Often used for weddings and receptions
  There is a small secondary shelter close by

 

1 Little Platte

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Shelter # 1 at Little Platte Park - map

 

Dist. from Lake: Approximately 75 yards from the lake
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 75 yards
  from shelter
Additional Info: Area slightly hilly, no trees 

 

2 Little Platte

Shelter #2 at Little Platte Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 50 yards from the lake
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 75 
  yards from shelter
Additional Info: Closest shelter to swing area
Slightly hilly with some trees for shade
 

 

3 Crows Creek

Shelter # 3 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: n/a
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 4 small grills
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Pit toilets 75 yards from shelter
Additional Info: Area slightly hilly
No shade trees, but woods are close
Lake not visible from shelter location

4 Crows Creek

Shelter #4 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 150 yards from the lake
  *Tall grass between the shelter and lake
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 4 small grills
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 30 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 30
  yards from shelter
Additional Info: Playground 75 yards from shelter
  Area near shelter is flat
  Good for ballgames, but small area
  2 small shade trees

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5 Crows Creek

Shelter #5 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 100 yards from the lake
  *Excellent boat access
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 75 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 75 
  yards from shelter
Additional Info: Area around shelter is slightly hilly
  No shade trees

6 Crows Creek

Shelter #6 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 175 yards from the lake
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 50 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 50
  yards from shelter
Additional Info: Area around shelter is slightly hilly
  No shade trees

7 Crows Creek

Shelter #7 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 75 yards from the lake
  *Good boat access
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 4 small grills
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 120
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Area around shelter is slightly hilly
  No shade trees

 

8 Crows Creek

Shelter #8 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 100 yards from the lake
  *Tall grass between the shelter and lake
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 200
  yards from shelter
Additional Info: Area near shelter is fairly flat
  2 small shade trees

 

9 Crows Creek

Shelter #9 at Crows Creek Park - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 30 yards from the lake
  *Excellent boat access
Tables: 6-8 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill
Electricity: none
Water: Water hydrant 2 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 120
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Excellent for boat access, view and shade
  Area slightly hilly with some shade trees

 

11 Tryst Falls

Shelter #11 at Tryst Falls Park- near Excelsior Springs - map

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Tables: 8 picnic tables
Grills: 3 small grills
Electricity: none
Water: n/a
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 25
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Nice playground
  Small ball field close by

 

12 Tryst Falls

Shelter #12 at Tryst Falls Park- near Excelsior Springs - map

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Tables: 8 picnic tables
Grills: 3 small grills
Electricity: none
Water: n/a
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 50
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Same side as Shelter #11
  Next to ball field

 

13 Tryst Falls

Shelter #13 at Tryst Falls Park- near Excelsior Springs - map

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Tables: 8 picnic tables
Grills: 3 small grills
Electricity: yes, 20 amp service
Water: Hydrant
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 25
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Located at Tryst Falls over the bridge
  On the west side of the falls

 

14 Rocky Hollow

Shelter #14 at Rocky Hollow- near Excelsior Springs - map

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Dist. from Lake: Approximately 30 yds from Rocky Hollow Lake
Tables: 8 picnic tables
Grills: none
Electricity: none
Water: no water hydrants
Restrooms: Portable toilet near shelter

 

20 Claybrook

Shelter #20 at Claybrook - map

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Tables: 9 picnic tables
Grills: 1 large grill and 2 small grills
Electricity: yes, 20 amp service
Water: Water hydrant 25 yards from shelter
Restrooms: Restroom with flush toilets 120
  yards from shelter.
Additional Info: Close to Jesse James Farm Museum
  Address: 21211 Jesse James Farm Rd
                   Kearney, MO 64060

Clay County, Mo.

Contact Parks

Clay County Park Office

17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

Winter Hours:
Parks Office at Camp Branch
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Monday - Friday

Holidays: Closed

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

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