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    16311 DD Hwy
    Smithville, MO 64089
    Phone: (816) 532-0174

NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more:

See the Smithville Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Visitor Center
Jerry Litton Visitor Center (816) 532-0174

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Kansas City, north on I-29, 15 miles north on US 169, 2 miles east on MO Rd. DD.

Lake History

Factoid: Within 30 minutes of downtown Kansas City, this 7,190-acre lake offers city and county operated water-related recreation facilities including a regional visitor center and an 36- hole golf course.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

11 Recreation areas at Smithville Lake

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Camp Branch Campground E N D   X         X   M
Camp Branch Marina/Swimbeach     X X X C A     BE M
Crows Creek E N D   X X     GS X   Q M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Jerry Litton Visitors Center           P A GS     H
Kelsey Short     X           BE I
Little Platte     X X X P A GS X BE M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Overlook                   M
Perkins Park             A GS X    
Sailboat Cove     X X X   A GS     B M
Smith's Fork E   X       GS X   M
W Hwy Boat Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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