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Picnic Shelters

Shelter houses can be reserved year-round. The Lake View Shelter is available for use on a first come first served basis, or can be reserved through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 816-532-0174.

Click here to view/download the reservation form.


Shelter Houses at Smithville Lake's Little Platte, Crows Creek, and Sailboat Cove can be reserved by contacting Clay County Park's at 816-407-3400 or viewing their website.

Shelters located below the damin the Smith's Fork Park area can be reserved by contacting the City of Smithville at 816-532-8130.


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.