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Smithville Lake Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawing
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake will host its annual waterfowl blind permit drawing, Saturday September 29, 2018 at 9:00 A.M at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center. Applicants will need a 2018 duck stamp, migratory bird permit and drivers license.
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Hunting Season
Hunters may use deer stands on the public hunting ground. However, screw-in steps, nails, and tree cutting is strictly prohibited. Deer stands have to be labeled with the owners name, phone number, and conservation number. Know your boundaries! Consult the lake map or pick one up at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center.
Attention boaters! Check out the new SOBOS mobile app providing info about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters designed to reduce recreational boating accidents. 
Learn more online at https://www.sobos.org/.
Self-Reported On-Water Boat Operator Survey
Attention boaters! Check out the new SOBOS mobile app providing info about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters designed to reduce recreational boating accidents. Learn more online at https://www.sobos.org/.
The Jerry Litton Visitor Center will be closed as of noon on January 22, 2018 as a result of the Government shutdown. Clay County Parks and the City of Smithville leased areas will remain open.
Lake View Shelter
Lake View Shelter is located near the Jerry Litton Visitor Center. It is available for use first come first served, or a non-refundable $50 reservation fee. Contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 816-532-0174 for additional information.
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Sunset on Smithville Lake
As the sun sets on Smithville Lake, don't forget to turn on your boats navigation lights.
Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Clean all recreational equipment.
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
Zebra mussels have been confirmed at Smithville Lake. Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Clean all recreational equipment. Click the link below to learn more.
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Birds at Smithville Lake
Pelicans and cormorants are common around Smithville Lake on their migration through the area.
Water Safety
Don't forget to wear your life jacket when boating on the lake!

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Contact Smithville

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jerry Litton Visitor Center

16311 County Rd DD
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone: 816-532-0174

Email: Smithville@usace.army.mil

 

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Vistor Center:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Friday beginning September 17 through March

7 days per week during April to September

 

Annual Pass - Available to everyone - $80

Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military - Available to current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members. Must be obtained in person by showing a Common Access Card or Military ID (Form 1173).

Annual 4th Grade Pass - Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass. The Pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August). Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website (http://store.usgs.gov.pass/PassIssuanceList.pdf). Digital version of the paper pass will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.

Senior Pass - U.S. Citizens or Permanent residents age 62 or over. - $10

Access Pass - For U. S. Citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. - Free - Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

Volunteer Pass - For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.

 

America the Beautiful (ATB) passes are sold at Smithville and Longview Project Offices as federal visitor centers.  NOTE: Smithville, Longview and Blue Springs Lakes camping and day use areas DO NOT honor the ATB passes as they are operated by County and City agencies under cost-shared lease agreements. Please check local websites for Clay County Missouri, City of Smithville Missouri and Jackson County Missouri for any discounts offered outside the federal pass program.

 

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