Outdoor Activities in Clay County, MO & Kansas City Area
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Experience nature & the outdoors in Clay County, MO
Clay County is full of exciting opportunities for outdoor adventures. Dive into fun water activities at Smithville Lake, plan a camping trip, spend a day at Clay County parks, explore scenic hiking trails, try horseback riding, or play a round of golf in our unique communities. Outdoor enthusiasts will find so many ways to get outside and explore Clay County. We hope you’ll plan your own adventure soon!

Smithville Lake

Looking for that perfect weekend getaway at a Missouri lake? Then look no further than Smithville Lake! This recreational lake boasts endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, including beach activities, boat rentals, hiking trails, and Smithville Lake camping, especially ideal for family camping trips.

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Clay County is home to many parks that are fun for outdoor adventurers of all ages. From giant penguins at Penguin Park and the scenic Northland Fountain at Anita B. Gorman Park to busy playgrounds and charming lakes, Clay County parks have lots to offer!

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Trails & Hiking

Clay County offers several stunning hiking and walking trails that show off the area’s natural beauty. Whether you’re looking for a strenuous unpaved path or a relaxing paved trail through the woods, Clay is a picturesque place to get outside and take a hike.

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Check out Clay's collection of scenic and challenging golf courses, from Paradise Pointe to Excelsior Springs. You won’t regret the time spent outside in Clay’s beautiful parks and green spaces or the memories you’ll make at these Missouri golf courses.

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Disc Golf

Check out these vast disc golf courses found right in Clay County, in Smithville and Kansas City. Challenge your family and friends to a game of this exciting disc sport for a high-energy, active experience.

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Clay County has many exciting equestrian attractions for those seeking an adventure on horseback. From trails at Watkins Mill State Park to equestrian-friendly camping at Smithville Lake, Clay has it all!

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