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Smith's Fork Campground

Smithville, Missouri


1601 Co Rd DD
Smithville, Missouri 64089
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 82
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.39584
Longitude: -94.55880

Elevation: 818' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 482
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 61

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Summer 2018, if coming in from US-169 to DD, the town is a mess of road construction. You will loop around on F and cross the dam before getting to CG. We stayed 1 night and were assigned a partly shaded pull thru with 50 amps. Nice level site on the outside of loop. Not the best of values given the location. Sites vary a lot here, but the host is pretty good about site assignment. OTA TV and Verizon broadband were both good. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Park is very clean and well laid out with wide streets. Camp site was level, with dirt & gravel, 50 amp service, picnic table, and fire pit. It also was longer than our 40ft motorhome with toad and plenty wide. There were trees around but still able to get satellite service. Camphost very helpful. Fairly close to Kansas City for sightseeing. Across the way from a dam where you can see many people fishing. Call few days ahead for weekend reservation. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Camp host and assistant camp host helped us in every way . Enjoyed the park everyone was friendly from RV'S who were there for 1 night to RV'S staying 14 days. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing and hiking. Downtown Kansas City only 16 miles. Plenty to do in close proximity.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

City of Smithville manages this former ACE campground. Was great in its day, but the city puts no money into it and obviously wants it to die a natural death.

Pads are gravel and dirt and have not been regraded in years. Camp hosts are nice but complain that the toilets leak on the floors and the City will not fix. Trees need maintenance. Bug control nonexistent. Roads are in poor repair.

Big shame!!!!!

For about $100,000, they could update it and have nightly revenue of $1,000 or more!!! Come on City of Smithville, lets get with the program!!!! We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful lake area!

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here many times. We love the park and the Camp Host and her Co-Hosts make sure our family enjoys all of it. Plenty to do fish at the dam or the lake, hiking on many trails the lake's beach area is just down the road. Will continue growing our family here.

Reserve early for the holidays. They open April 15. & are full by the 16th We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

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

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Smithville is a unique town especially old town area. Kansas City about 30 minutes away. Campground far enough away from high traffic areas yet not too far for area attraction.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This park is wonderful in every area.. Camp host is the most helpful and friendly of any park we have ever stayed at. Very family friendly. Everyone in the park were extremely nice and like family. Will definitely go back there soon. We camped at Smith's Fork Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 40
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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Smithville Lake, boating, fishing etc.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 6
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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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: 73
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 11

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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