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Smithville, Missouri

Smith's Fork Campground

Smithville, Missouri

Smithville, Missouri
Phone: (816) 532-3897

Sites: 82
Recent Rate: $25 6/2015

Latitude: 39.3958356709989
Longitude: -94.5588004589081

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Smithville nice small city, but has only grocery store, which you need a "shoppers card" to take advantage of specials. Store personnel not helpful to tourists with regards to not having "shoppers card". Walmarts are about 15 miles away. Smithville, has several good restaurants.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Smithville Lake, boating, fishing etc.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Wi-Fi only works close to entrance. Hosts very friendly. Close to Smithville Lake. Has playground and stream. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

My family and I have camped here for the past 5 years and have noticed a drastic change in the park this year. We learned that the former camp host (past 11 years) retired at the end of the 2010 season. Issues with park management. The new camp host has apparently never had a job like this. He sits in his RV unless you knock on his rig to register or want ice or wood. He is not occupying the weekday camp host site, which makes it difficult for someone coming in to register. There is a couple in the weekday host site but they work during the week and take over duties on the weekend, which works out for the weekend campers, but it’s confusing for people who come in during the week. The weekday host also has difficulty walking. We’ve seen him come out of his rig get in the host cart and drive across the street “just to get ice”. The shower house is down right nasty! There is trash on the floor and it's obvious the showers haven’t been rinsed. We questioned why there is duct tape on the dumpsters; he stated that the sanitation hauler will only take one of the two dumpsters a week. But when we complained that one was full and the other needed to be opened he said the city would have to pay for an extra haul. The new host obviously doesn’t know how to run a campground and he apparently doesn’t care! We’ve decided to find another park until issues are addressed with this one. Also on the campgrounds rules it states there is a 14 day stay limit but we’ve seen a New Vision 5th wheel in the park for over 30 days. (We returned to the park again July 31). We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We have visited this campground for years and years; many improvements have been made. Roads into and inside park are all repaved. Sites are level and most widely spaced; some shaded. Ten 50-amp sites along the south outside road are all pull throughs large enough for 40' RV plus vehicles. There are firepits and picnic tables on most sites. Restrooms are not fancy, but adequate. Short drive into town for supplies. Camp hosts friendly and knowledgeable. Popular location for locals as well as travelers. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Motorhome.

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smithville resident

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the second time this summer we stayed at this campground. The sites on the north side were horrendous with gnats. The camp host acknowledge the bugs were extremely bad. We spent $30 for various insect deterrents in a 3-day ordeal. The campers on either side of us left (with out a refund) after two days, because of the bugs and the sewer smell. Several sites with sewer were overflowing. The camp host finally got a service truck out there the last day of the long week-end. As we were trying to remove our electrical connection from the 30 amp receptacle,we discovered the plug was welded to the receptacle. The camper across from us was camping with us and they had the same problem when disconnecting. I asked the host to verify the plug was ruined. He commented that he would look at it but they (the city of Smithville, owners) would do nothing about it. The city park department said they were not interested in making repairs to our campers, or, refund any part of the fees. We have stayed at this park several times over the years. This appears to be an ongoing problem that is not being addressed by the parks department. It is truly a shame, because it could be an enormous asset to the area campers. Additionally, the last time we stayed was in June of 07. At that time, the problem with the sewers were evident, I had to pull into another site to empty my black water, because the sewer was overflowing. The camp host at that time, said it was being repaired. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The web site and guidebooks all say "NO reservations". This is not exactly true. What the locals do is call the host and get on his list. This guarantees them a site for the time they want, just not a particular site. For a holiday weekend, the locals will arrive on Monday or Tuesday and pay for the site through the weekend even though they don't occupy the site until Friday. Call ahead to ascertain availability if you want to stay here. This is a pleasant campground with lots of grass and shade trees. Sites are packed pretty closely together and afford little privacy. Quiet hours are respected although families with kids on weekends means smoky campfires and lots of noise during the day. Numerous pull-throughs accommodate big rigs even though the roads are narrow. Sites are gravel with full hookups. Restrooms are clean but need maintenance. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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