US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Camping

Clay County Parks - Crows Creek and Camp Branch Campgrounds

Online reservations now available for Camp Branch and Crows Creek Parks!  Online Reservations

Clay County Parks Department operates Crows Creek and Camp Branch Campgrounds.  The two campgrounds offer 777 campsites that range from basic, electric, and electric and water sites.  A printable brochure is below.

Call Clay County Park Office at 816-407-3400 for more information or visit their website (https://www.claycountymo.gov/Parks/Smithville_Lake/).

Camping Fees

  • Camp Branch Campground - map

362 camp sites are available at Camp Branch off Collins Road at Smithville Lake.  Both tent and RV sites are available with several including electrical hook-ups.  Directions to Camp Branch Campground.

  •  Crows Creek Campground - map

 415 camp sites are available at Crows Creek off E Highway at Smithville Lake.  Both tent and RV sites are available with several including electrical and water hook-ups.  Directions to Crows Creek Campground.

  • Many sites are located along the shoreline with easy access to walking trails. 
  • Shower and laundry facilities are conveniently located in the campground. 
  • Camping is first come first serve.  Groups requesting 10 camp sites or more can make a reservation by calling the Park Office at 816-407-3400. (Reservations are only available in select areas and cannot be made the week before or the week of a holiday.) 

 

City of Smithville - Smith's Fork Campground

Smith's Fork Campground is located on the backside of the dam and is operated by the City of Smithville. Smith's Fork Campground offers 82 campsites with electricity, water, and sewer hookups.   For more information on Smith's Fork, please call 816-532-8130 or visit their website at :http://www.smithvillemo.org/pView.aspx?id=1964&catid=25