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Picnic Shelters

Shelter houses can be reserved by the public year-round.  For reservations call the park office 816-407-3400.  Shelter houses are available in the following areas: Smithville Lake's Little Platte, Crows Creek, and Sailboat Cove as well as other Clay County Park's locations: Tryst Falls, Rocky Hollow and historic Claybrook.

Click on the individual Shelter Location below for more information and pictures of each shelter.

Location Electricity Dist. from Lake Comments
0 Sailboat Cove yes 75 Yds Gazebo, great for weddings
1  Little Platte no 75 yds short drive to beach
2  Little Platte no 50 yds boat access, playground
3  Crows Creek no not visible  
4  Crows Creek no 150 yds flat, good for ballgames
5  Crows Creek no 100 yds excellent boat access
6  Crows Creek no 175 yds  
7  Crows Creek no 75 yds good boat access
8  Crows Creek no 100 yds  
9  Crows Creek no 30 yds great for boats, view & shade

Note: Vehicles and boats must have entrance passes to get to the shelters in Little Platte, Crows Creek and Sailboat Cove areas of Smithville Lake.