US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Welcome to Smithville Lake

Please Wear It is asking visitors nationwide to take part in their #VestBumpChallenge. We captured our District Commander, Col. Hannan, with Bobber the Water Safety Dog taking the challenge! Watch the video below. Life jackets save lives. Help spread the word, have fun and take the challenge! #VestBumpChallenge!
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.
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.
As the sun sets on Smithville Lake, don't forget to turn on your boats navigation lights.
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/.

Lake Information

Outdoor Recreation

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Boating
water fall
aquatic plants
Aquatic plants
Horse riders
scenic overlook
Sailboat
Turkey
Aquatic plants
mallard ducks
geese
Boating
lake cleanup day
geese
snow geese
boating
Kayaker
View of Lake
Sunset
Water Trail
Snow Geese
Canada Geese
Golfing
Evening Fishing
Fishing
Crappie Fishing
Camping
Hiking Trails
Hiking/Biking Trails
Camp Branch Marina
Swim Beach
Lake Sunset
young whitetail
4 deer
Deer
Agricultural Leases
Lake Cleanup Day
Boating
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Buck in the woods
Boating
Horseback Riders
Deer at the lake
Girl at the Beach
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Melvern Lake Sunset
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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

 

Need to Know

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Vistor Center:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Friday beginning September 15 through mid-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 (Must bring ID for proof of age). - Annual-$20  Lifetime-$80

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 at 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.

Smithville Lake News Releases

Corps of Engineers encourages water safety this Labor Day weekend
8/29/2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day...

 

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