Enjoy the outdoors at Smithville Lake! With an abundance of options outdoor adventures, there’s never a shortage of fun to be had at the lake! Visit one of the park’s two swim beach—Camp Branch Beach or Little Platte Beach (open from 8:30 am to sunset May 1st through September 15th).
Whether you’re interested in swimming, biking, hiking, camping, horse-back riding, fishing, boating, or kayaking, Smithville Lake has just what you need to make your perfect outdoor adventure.
About the lake:
Smithville Lake is a 7,200 acre
lake and has more than 175 miles of shoreline. Located just 20 miles
from downtown Kansas City, there are several recreational opportunities
available to the outdoor enthusiast that include: 2 swim beaches, 777
campsites, reservable shelters, 2 full service marinas including boat
rentals, 1 sailboat only marina, dockside restaurant, 2 public 18-hole
golf courses within the
Paradise Pointe Golf Complex
, 4 disc golf
courses, great fishing whether from shore or by boat, 25 miles of
walking/biking trails, 11 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, 26
miles of equestrian trails, home to Kansas City Trapshooters
Association, public hunting that includes managed goose hunts as
well as youth and ADA white-tail deer and wild turkey hunts, and an
aggressive 2,300 acre native grassland revitalization project.