12 Parks near Smithville, Missouri
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This was a corps of engineers campground at one time. Nice trees. Camp host guy helped us tremendously with ac problem. Great area to walk especially to spillway from beautiful Lake. - Bga
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
Sep 2016 - $22.00
We just purchased our motorhome in August 2016 and this campground was our FIRST stay! So we can only give a review on what we experienced here and not compare to others. Nice roomy and level gravel campsite with view of water. 7 mile asphalt trail for walking and bikes... clean facilities... AT&T wireless had good connection, but no wifi... - Murray Mathew
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This is a Clay County park on Smithville Lake, a large lake north of KSC. To find the park on your GPS, if you put in NE 160th Street, Smithville, MO, it will take you into the park. The park information does not reflect a physical address. Reservations are made through the county website that is hard to navigate. The next or accept button is well below the screen, so it requires considerable scrolling. The price is economical without frills. It is popular for boating and fishing.
The easiest way into the park is from I-435, exit 26, then west on 92. Your next turn, about 9 miles away, is well marked. I would not recommend exit 17 because the road the GPS will bring you through has 3 narrow bridges, several sharp curves and multiple hills you can't see over until you meet oncoming traffic at 45 MPH. When you arrive, you are about 12 miles from stores.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were in Loop G where the lake is close. This is a 30amp, no water area; however, the electrician I spoke with says plans to up-grade the area to 50amp for next season are in discussion. We were here on a weekend and the power was around 104.
The lake is very large but quite shallow with a mud bottom that is easily stirred up by the boat traffic. The shoreline is sandy about 20' before you are into the mud bottom. None of this seemed to detour visitors.
There are 2 shower areas in the park. Each loop has a restroom building. Loop C has 50amp and water, but the area is not near the water and many large trees may block a roof mounted satellite signal. - Workamper04
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Electric & Sewer good, Water @ 60psi. Wi-Fi none. AT&T Cell Phone Good. Verizon 4G LTE Air Card Good. No Cable. My Site was acceptable. Could back in far enough that the back of the trailer extended over the back concrete barrier giving me enough room to park truck on site. Site Size was wide enough and level. Sites are far apart from each other. Great grass area behind the site to walk the dog. Roads are asphalt and were being repaved as I was leaving. DirecTV Satellite was easy to access. Payment was with credit card. - TXBobcat
Dec 2016 - $42.00
Chose to stay there in late October of 2016 because it was out in the country away from Kansas City. Little did we know it was directly under the KC international airport approach. There are literally planes every few minutes right over head at low altitudes. You can easily read the lettering on them. The spot we stayed on was barely long enough for our truck and fifth wheel. They had lots of extra spots next to ours but wouldn't let us park our truck in the unused places. It is a pretty park, no doubt but if you sleep with your windows open you may find it difficult with planes going over all the time. For the money, not the best choice. - saxmaninmo
Sep 2016 - $45.00
First and foremost, the mgt. team. Super. Professional, fast and very helpful. We, upon packing up to leave today, had an issue with our electric and since I'm the farthest thing from an electrician, asked the office for a recommendation. They gave it, the fellas came and conquered. Perfect. Park is large and is well equipped and clean. We would stay again in a heartbeat. - TPDBOB8687
Jul 2016 - $22.00
A one night stay while traveling. This was a very nice park with great service by the office staff. The park is about five miles from the interstate but just a couple of back country roads with very little traffic. The peace and quiet were well worth the drive. The store is well stocked with supplies and food/drink. We had a nice, level pull thru site. Bathroom/showers were very nice and clean. We would definitely stay here again!! - tlcmom
Mar 2011 - $32.00
This place is a dump! We could hardly get in the very small sites. We have a small MH with a toad, and didn't think we were going to be able to get out. Units here looked to be temporary, long term and were not pleasant to look at. Believe them to be transient workers or something worse. The price is outrageous for the quality, and all descriptions were certainly misleading and very much in error. If we hadn't been so tired, we would've left! - stonybirch
Aug 2009 - $31.00
This park is accessible to I-35, but access to sites is poor for larger RVs. It is an older RV park and is pretty run down. Immediate neighbors are a construction yard and Lowe's store. Streets are narrow and in poor condition. We felt that the rates were misleading in the campground guide as last year was listed as $24. We would not return in the future. - RV Camper1
Jul 2009 - $30.00
Nice park. Very convenient for staying on the north side of Kansas City, MO. Friendly and courteous office staff. Only drawback is noise from I-35. - cooksonqt
Sep 2016 - $24.00
This is a wonderful park with electric only. If you need 50 amp be sure and reserve a premium site. Dump is located at enterance and water spigots are scattered around loop. Site was level and partially shaded. Good antenna pick up. Verizon data and phone worked well. Some of the longer sites are fairly close to a second site. Huge fenced dog park is located as you drive in main enterance but best to drive. - bbmidwife
May 2016 - $21.00
This Missouri State Park is along the Missouri River, but the River is not really a feature of the campground. It is wooded, with most sites well separated, in a loop configuration. Some sites, primarily those on the backside of the loop, have more privacy because of better separation and more vegetation between sites. The sites have electrical, some with 50 amp. We had strong 50 amp service. There is potable water, with the easiest to access to fill a tank, at the dump station. Most sites are fairly level with nicely packed gravel. The campground is fairly quiet, with only background road noise. The Sunday that we were there, there was a lot of drive-through traffic which was a bit annoying but not a big deal. There are security gates that are closed between 10 pm and 7 am, a nice security feature. There is a campground host who was not overly friendly, but was efficient and got the job done. We did not use the restrooms, but did use the available pay laundry with one washer and one dryer, a very nice touch. We were able to find a hole through the trees for our satellite dish and we had very strong Verizon data and voice. The park is wonderfully conveniently located for visiting the Kansas City area. We would certainly stay here again. - TheJim
Sep 2013 - $23.00
Like many state parks, this one offers a high degree of privacy in a maturely shaded site. While it is missing some of the niceties of a commercial park with water and sewer connections, it more than makes up in ambience and beauty. There are some water spigots located in the camping area and if you have a sufficiently long hose connecting is easy. There is a dump station near the park entrance and it is convenient to use as you depart the park area. This park is about 30 minutes north of Kansas City so access to the city is easy. The airport is near by, but not so near that you hear planes. The quiet is one of the best features of this park. We will use it again while visiting family in the KC area. - Dunwoodyradio
Oct 2016 - $42.00
We have stayed at this park many times. The sites are always clean and very well maintained. They improved the WiFi this year and it works great. Very easy to get in and out. We bought season passes for the kids so they keep busy while Mom Dad/Grandpa Grandma relax. The pool is always clean and the lifeguards are attentive. - John Bristow
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Very nice pull through and back in full service 50 amp concrete sites. Has a pool, laundry and store. Excellent wifi, but cable is pretty "fuzzy". Great cell service. Next to amusement park and they offer discounts. There is no noise problems from the park. Highly recommend and will stay here again. - teepee51
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We stayed 4 nights to see some attractions in the area. The park is a short drive from I-435 (Exit 54: Parvin Rd) along a 4 lane paved road that was in good condition. In order to access the park, you have to go through the amusement park's toll booth and pay the parking fee. The fee is refunded at check in if you have the receipt. Sounds pretty complicated. During our stay the amusement park was only open on the weekend so we didn't have to pay the parking fee as we arrived during the week. The park was built on a slope. There was an effort to tier the sites so generally the parking pads were level but some of the entrances and exits from the parking pad could be steep. The interior roads and sites are paved with concrete parking pads. The roads were wide and the turns were easily negotiated by larger RV's. The sites were a mixture of pull through's (in the center) and back ins (along the outer edges). The P/T sites were long enough to stay connected to toads but angle of the entrances could pose a challenge. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30 AMP), & sewer. The connections were generally at the rear of the parking pad. The sewer connection was at the ground so it was easy to establish a downhill flow. Sites had sufficient room for opening slides. Distance and grassy areas establish privacy between the sites. There was a nice outside table but no fire pit. There were no obstructions to the sky so satellite reception was good. Cable channel lineup showed 28 channels. The park provided WiFi was adequate. It was password protected. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about cell phone reception. There was no designated fenced pet area but there was a sufficient distance along the park's roads (but they were up and down a hill) and the side walk along the main road to exercise a dog. There were bag dispensers and collection stations for waste throughout the park. - bsb814
Sep 2016 - $23.00
In additional to the nightly fee there was an $8.50 reservation fee since we booked on line!
This is a beautiful park, lots of large hardwood trees fill the park. We didn't even try to get Direct TV reception! But could get some TV over the antenna.
Only problem we had was with the configuration of our site. It was raised up from the normal forest floor in order to be somewhat level to the roadway. But that buildup was rather narrow for our 5th wheel. So when making reservation beware of that since there is somewhat of a description of the sites on the website. Once we got the rig centered on the site it made for tricky navigation from the truck to the steps of the RV. Don't let that warning keep you from this park, just fore warned is fore armed!
Dump site at entrance to the campground. No threaded tap for hooking up hose to use our Saniflush.
The park is very close to the Watkins Woolen Mill and Home. Beautiful state historic site. The campground is on the land of the former farm. Very interesting and a must see. Only $4.00 admission per person! - Rick & Karen
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Beautiful campground. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. I had trouble backing into #83 at night so the host put me in a more accessible site. Very nice shaded sites with beautiful trees. Some road and train noise but not bad for being close to KC. Clean shower rooms with hot, hot water with no timer. Some things to keep in mind: 1) Site no. 80 -93 are challenging for longer units - all back in with a drop off along the road. The sites on the downhill side looked to be easier (see campground map). 2) Beware of the 10:00p gate closing. MSP will not give you the gate code over the phone; we found that out en-route and were pushing it to make in time. - Zabanya
Apr 2016 - $21.00
This is a beautiful park with large sites. Many sites have electric, only a few have 50A. There is water available at spigots in the park but there is no water at sites. The roads are paved and wide. Most sites are gravel, but the 50A sites are paved. The gate house is often unattended but the hosts will either be at their well marked site or at the Check Office which is just past it. Campground gate is locked after 10pm but there is a gate code for getting in. We were able to get satellite at our site but it would be difficult from many others especially when the trees fully leaf out. The park even has has free public wifi. We were there during the week and there were virtually no other people in the park. The campground should be accessed from the park's southern entrance off of Highway 92. Access from the north is winding and there is a low overpass that could cause problems. - docj
May 2011 - $14.00
Manager was super. Park was clean. New restrooms and showers are under construction. Entry to the park crosses very steep downgrade from roaring railroad tracks. Have some concerns about getting out of here with our rig. Trains are non stop. I have not slept in 3 nights to noisy for me. You are right on the Missouri River. - pamwine
Apr 2010 - $10.00
I work close to the campground so I figured a early year break in on the new camper was in order. The campground host is very pleasant and if you call ahead you can reserve a spot with her help and she can make sure you are happy with your spot. The pros: THE VIEW... you are right on the river close to a bridge. Some spots are only 10 feet away from the bank and you can wake up and just feel the morning river mist. It is very very nice to walk out and take a stroll on the river. Also fishing is allowed with no permits on the bank, I am unsure if you want to use a boat. There is a boat ramp within 100 meters of the campground. The park is kept up nicely with full mature trees that are 50' tall and full. Shade is great, and plenty of twigs to start fires with. If you like tent camping then you can get a site for $8. The Cons: It is a $10 park, so there are some cons. First the shower house toilet area is very primitive. The toilets are toilets, but the shower area is open roof. Then of course you have a train. This park is right next to the tracks (my site was within 25 meters of the track). They do have a no whistle zone around the park, but still you can feel it and hear them. The trains stop around 10:30 at night and resume around 7am in the morning. So if you are a earlier riser it should not bother you. All for all I will be back, decent price, and of course having a 5th wheel to isolate me is great. I would not use the showers though. - T. Hanson
Jul 2007 - $10.00
Excellent location on the Missouri River under the Centennial Bridge near the junction of 92 and 73 Hwy. Paved roads and nearly level parking for your unit. Abundant generations old trees on riverbank. Litter barrels at every site. Now for the bad, poorly signed and railroad crossing on Dakota St has potentially dangerous angles. Not suitable for larger camping units, grass only present at some sites, side by side 30amp electric poles at most sites. Dump station is headed wrong direction of travel. And the most disturbing aspect for many, despite being on the not so prosperous side of Leavenworth, this city park received not one drive thru by any law enforcement agency. There was a couple that was sleeping in their vehicle and it wasn't a class C self contained. Bath/Shower building was rather old and not exactly clean. Railroad in close proximity. Might stay here again. - cakehead
Nov 2016 - $26.00
Pro: walking distance to almost everything, strong wifi, friendly staff. Sites are close together but not on top of each other. Con: most sites are back ins surrounded by trees, nice enough but not satellite friendly and no cable tv. Train noise consistently. - lovinretirement
Nov 2016 - $25.00
We stayed for one week in Nov 2016. Our site was easy to back into and quite level. The sewer hookups are all the way at the back of the site so our hoses from the second bathroom barely reached. The nearby trains were the only drawback, but we got used to the noise and during the night we kept the fans running so didn't hear them very much. The guy at the front office was extremely nice and helpful.
Follow the directions on their site to get here, not a GPS. The directions bring you through downtown, but they recommend the widest roads and easiest to maneuver. You can only turn into the park entrance easily if coming from the east. I would stay here again. - mmhopper
Nov 2016 - $28.00
The pull through we stayed in was so level we did not have to unhitch. The pull through sites are close together, but the back-in sites have more room. The staff was very helpful. The park is near railroad tracks as others have mentioned, although we did not hear them inside with the rooftop fan running. The bathrooms and showers are clean but dated. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. - barrettjl
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Do NOT stay here. Hard to see entrance. You will pass it and have to drive to town to u-turn. The park "resort" is a scene out of Deliverance. The one-way steep rutty "road" has low hanging branches hitting our new rig. There are piles of rusted out metal, dumped cars, trailers, everywhere. Sites are no where near level. No WiFi. You can get TV here. Loud music after 10:00. No welcome package. Cash ONLY. Almost nonexistent water pressure. We would have left this horrible place but it was getting too late. Out of the 45+ RV parks we've stayed at, this was by far the worst. The name needs to change to GONE UNDER. - cmiller
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We had a site on a hill, but was not able to level my trailer. Very old and dated park. Looked great on internet but doesn't live up to the hype. Very poorly maintained. Stayed here one night and would not return. - SammyToo
Jun 2010 - $31.00
This park is much further off the highway than we thought from the directions: " three right turns". There is a very steep hill to enter the park, and we were brushing against untrimmed bushes beside a lake. Park was unmowed and was full of ruts and wash-outs. Some seasonal or year around, but no one else around. Was stuck in the site until I unhooked the car. Not a good experience. Still cannot believe I climbed that hill full of ruts after the rain last night. A serious, never again. - imperial