Campgrounds in Clay County, MO: Smithville, Kansas City & North Lawson
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Check out scenic sites for camping in Clay County
With the expansive collection of beautiful parks and campgrounds in Clay County, planning a night under the stars would be a fantastic addition to your getaway! While Clay County’s unique communities boast a wide variety of places to stay, from charming inns and B&Bs to comfortable hotels, our campsites are the best way to connect with nature and get back to basics. Book a spot at these campgrounds to enjoy the outdoors with family, friends, or simply solo.

Camp Branch Campground

Pitch a tent or roll up in an RV for Smithville Lake camping at Camp Branch. Reserve one of 346 campsites, several including electrical hook-ups, located on the lakeshore off Collins Road. Family-friendly amenities include a play area, picnic tables, and fire rings. Stay at Camp Branch Campground for access to Smithville Lake amenities, including miles of trails, playgrounds, three disc-golf courses, two golf courses, two bait shops, boat rentals, fishing spots, a shooting range, nature center, sailboat cove, and the area’s only floating restaurant.

Phone: 816-407-3400

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Crows Creek Campground

With 406 campsites available, Crow's Creek offers lake views, a playground, and shower and laundry facilities. Some sites are designed specifically for equestrian campers. Located off E Highway at Smithville Lake, this campground is home to both tent and RV sites, some with electrical hook-ups. Crows Creek Campground offers access to the same Smithville Lake attractions and family-friendly amenities as Camp Branch, such as The Sand Bar at Paradise Point, the lake’s floating restaurant.

Phone: 816-407-3400

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Another option for camping in Smithville, this campground is nestled within Smith’s Fork Park among tall trees and wide-open spaces. Highlights include proximity to Smithville Lake amenities, a nearby multi-use sports complex, and an on-site shower facility. All campsites are RV-compatible with water, electricity, and sewer connections.

Phone: 816-532-1028



Just steps away from Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, the Worlds of Fun Village offers fully-appointed cottages and cabins as well as RV sites. The perfect size for families and groups, each rental includes a living space, kitchenette, and patio with a charcoal grill and picnic table. Check out the nearby clubhouse for a pool, laundry, showers, and an arcade.

Phone: 816-454-4545



With nearly 100 campsites, including 74 with electric hookups, Watkins Mill State Park also features hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails as well as 19th-century historic sites. Family campsites are available with extra space for groups to spread out and enjoy the outdoors in Kearney. Campers with disabilities can book one of five accessible sites.


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