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Smithville Lake Boating & Fishing


Fishing habitat is plentiful at Smithville Lake. More than 4,000 of the lake's 7,190 water surface acres were left uncleared to create the aquatic habitat that should provide excellent fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation began stocking the lake in 1975 and continues to this day. Species include largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, walleye, white crappie and bluegill.

Camp Branch Marina - map

The Camp Branch Marina Store has fishing boats and pontoon boats for rent May 1st through September 15th. It also offers: boating accessories, life jackets, swim flags, batteries, fishing tackle, bait, ice, snacks, drinks, fuel and much more.

Camp Branch is located near the swimming beach, Camp Branch Campground, boat ramps, walking trails, trapshooting park and picnic sites.

Paradise Pointe Marina - map

Located in Little Platte Park, the Paradise Pointe Marina Store is now operated by Clay County Parks.

The following items will be offered at the marina store this year: boating accessories, life jackets, swim flags, batteries, fishing tackle, bait, ice, fuel, snacks, drinks and much more. Overnight boat slips are available along with 240 covered boat slips and 29 uncovered boat slips that can be leased in 6 month increments.

Paradise Pointe Marina is located near the swimming beach, boat ramps, walking trails, picnic sites, playground, historic Woodhenge and Akers Cemetary, disc golf courses, and Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.

Sailboat Cove - map

Sailboat Cove is utilized by sailors, picnickers, sightseers and fishermen. With the exception of the docks, mooring buoys and dry storage facility, the area is open to the public. The Day Sail boat launch area of Sailboat Cove is an excellent place for launching catamarans, small sail boats and wind surfing. There are picnic tables and grills as well as access to walking trails nearby. Large sail boats must use the ramp north of the parking lot which is specially designed for them. There is also a restroom and shower facility that is open year round.

Boat Rentals

Only at Camp Branch Marina. Call 816-407-3420 for reservations.

A deposit is required for each rental and must be placed on a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card. Debit and Check Cards will not be accepted for deposit. All boats are rented with a full tank of fuel and lifejackets. Pets are not allowed.

Boat Rentals are 25% off during the week. (Excluding Holidays)

There is a 2 Hour Minimum. All boats must be returned by 6:00 pm.

Fishing Boat

18' Pontoon

24' Pontoon

2 Hours




4 Hours




All Day




Anyone born after January 1, 1984 is required to have a Boating Safety Identification Card to rent a boat.

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