6622 West Highway
Smithville, MO 64089
About Smithville Lake
Smithville Lake, located near the town of Smithville in northwest Missouri, is a recreational wonderland. With almost 7,200 hectares of water, it attracts nature lovers to play in the lake, as well as to go fishing, swimming, boating and other outdoor activities. Outdoor sports include canoeing, kayaking, paddling, hiking, snowmobiling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, skiing and snowshoeing.
The city of Smithville was flooded in 1965, and to prevent future flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a dam on the Little Platte River that formed Smithville Lake. Today, the Corps manages dam management and wildlife management, now known as the Smithville Lake Project. The Smithfield Dam is an earth dam that extends from the north end of the lake to the south side and extends at an altitude of 2,500 metres.
The campgrounds at Smithville Lake are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the dam and wildlife in the area. The Clay County Park Authority operates Crows Creek Camp and Branch Campground, while the city of Smithville operates Smith Fork Campgrounds.
There are both electric and non-electric campsites, which also include toilets, landfills and hot showers. Campers of all kinds will enjoy all the amenities of a campsite, but there is a wide range of amenities for all campers, from picnic tables and chairs to water, fireplaces, showers and toilets.
The campsite offers numerous refuges where visitors can have picnics, as well as picnic tables and chairs. After setting up the tent, campers can also take a refreshing dip in the water at one of the many waterfalls.
Visitors to Smithville Lake should bring their bicycles, horses and hiking boots to join the many miles of busy trails that wind around the lake. The views from the lakes and hiking trails are spectacular, as are the views of the river and waterfalls. Add your photos to our Flickr page for SmithVILLE Lake, Missouri, with photos from your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Mountain biking and hiking are allowed in the park, although the riding trails are unpaved and the terrain can be a bit uneven, but it is ideal for hiking and cycling.
Smithville Lake is a fishing paradise where many fish are waiting to be caught, and crappies are also available. The water is filled with water from the foundations of Smithville Lake, so that crapie is not stored but fished and refilled.
Fish lovers from around the world show off their fishing skills at the many perch contests held annually at Smithville Lake. Hunters have the opportunity to hunt for the best perch, trout and other fish species in the state of Missouri. Anglers flock to Smith County, Missouri, to hold fishing, hunting, fishing and fishing competitions.
Nature observers, nature lovers and photographers Visit Honker Cove Watervowl Refuge when it is open to the public. Walkers often spot ducks, waterfowl, geese and eagles, but Honkers Cove is closed at certain times of the year.
The Smithville area was once inhabited by a Missouri Indian tribe, but its most famous citizens were the James Gang, Frank and Jessie James. Her home was in Kearney, Missouri, and is still open to the public and hosts events such as the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
When the infamous Outlaws disappeared, visitors who had fallen in love with the Smithville Lake area had bought their own. Property owners have the advantage of being minutes from SmithVILLE Lake, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Family and friends can camp together and spend relaxing time on the shores of beautiful Smithville Lake. With its beautiful views of the Missouri River and the beautiful lakefront promenade, it is a great vacation or weekend getaway.