Wildlife Habitat

Each year, following the holiday season, Christmas trees can be dropped off at a desigated location within the Park to eventually become new homes for wildlife in and around Smithville Lake. About 400 trees are collected each year and during the month of April volunteers and Park staff will bundle and distribute the trees to certain areas for fish and wildlife habitat. These Christmas tree bundles provide habitat for many game and non-game species of wildlife.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like further information, please contact parks@claycountymo.gov or call Eric Dennis at the Missouri Department of Conservation at (816) 271-3100.

2018 Brush Pile Map & Coordinates

Brush Pile Maps

Brush Pile Coordinates

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

E-mail the Parks Department