2 Parks near Smithville, Missouri
Jun 2015 - $22.00
We only did a one night stop at this campground, but we could easily spend more time there. The campground is on Smithville Lake, just north of Kansas City. Its a big county run campground with over 400 campsites. Around half of the sites have 30 or 50 amp electric and a good number of the 30 amp sites have water hookups too. I think all but a couple of sites are back-in. There are no sites with sewer connections, but there is a large dump station near the entrance to the campground. We saw a nice playground and the grass was freshly mowed. The restrooms were clean. Many of the campsites are near the lake, although I think all the lakefront sites are electric only (no water hookups). The campground is less than 10 miles west of I-35, but County Road E, which you travel the last 3 or 4 miles is rather narrow and a bit rough in spots. Our Verizon signal was a good 4G and it should be pretty easy to get a satellite signal there. - nazpaz
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Absolutely love Smithville Lake and Crows Creek. Bathrooms are clean. Sites are pretty much all on the water with a great view. Sandy beaches through out. The only downfall is it is first come first serve. For Labor Day we had to go up there (we live an hour + away) and pay from the moment on. We ended up paying for 5 days and only staying 3 days. They do not do online reservations. Owners are friendly. Kid friendly. It is one of our favorites. - brielinck
Apr 2014 - $22.00
A very pleasant park with a lot of open spaces. Grounds are well kept and hosts check the area regularly. Most spaces are back in. It is a well maintained county park. We stay there at least once a year. Park includes some nice running/cycling trails. Roads into park are relatively narrow, but accommodate our 36' x 8' 6" motorhome. - jdstevens
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Campground clean, host friendly and helpful. Some pull through sites we torn up due to construction issues. Pull through sites were small especially if you had extra vehicles. $5. charge per night for extra vehicle. - oldelzydog
Apr 2015 - $25.00
This park has so much potential but the city management has kept it on the back burner so long, it is loosing ground. They don't do maintenance until "things" are broken. Promises of additional 50A sites are never fulfilled. The 11 50A sites available all have a drainage ditch for a patio yard. The park will not allow converters to be used so 50A units are not allowed to park on 30A sites.
The sites are gravel and not well maintained although most are pretty level.
We camped at this park for 11 years so we have seen the lack of preventive maintenance and improvements first hand.
To reserve a specific site, you must drive to the CG and pay in advance in full. No refunds. No credit cards. No reservations on a website. They are still in the 90s........1890s. - D Curf
Jul 2014 - $22.00
This campground is located in the quiet countryside just below the Smithville Lake dam. Next door is the spillway, a playground, baseball, football and soccer parks. You register with the camp host who also sells ice and firewood. A full-service 30 AMP site cost $22. The roadways are all paved. Our gravel site was fairly level with a picnic table and fire-ring. There are a lot of shady sites as well as pull-thrus with a decent amount of grassy space between most sites. The restroom/shower building was fairly new and clean. Note - SFPC is a gated community. Their sign stated the gate opens at 7 am and closes at 10 pm. It's only about a mile and half drive into Smithville for groceries, restaurants, etc. Highway 169 was handy for sightseeing trips into Kansas City. It's a 4-lane direct route to downtown Kansas City and also intersects with interstates 435, 29 and 70 along the way. - OTR-again