How to purchase a campsite?

You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a campsite with a valid driver's license. You may purchase a campsite at the Camp Host Booth located at the entrance of each campground. To make an Online Reservation or call the Park Office during business hours at 816-407-3400, option 3.

Upon payment or arrival, the Camp Host will issue a campsite pass, please attach this to your campsite post. You will also be issued a vehicle pass, to be displayed inside your vehicle on the front left side of the windshield.

For those of you who would like to enjoy the camping experience of either early or late season, Honor Envelopes are provided at the entrance of each campground at the Camp Host booths. During this time we do not have Camp Host on duty. We ask that you simply fill out the information requested on the front of the Honor Envelope. Please retain the top half as your receipt, place payment into the payment portion of the Honor Envelope, and insert this portion into the front slot of the Honor Box.

Important Notice for drive-in customers

  • Any non-reserved camp sites will continue to be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Customers who arrive after hours are advised to contact Clay County Parks in the morning to minimize the possibility of a conflict with a reservation that may have occurred in the meantime. If scheduling conflicts do occur, reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the best outcome for both parties. If this is not possible for any reason, the customer without a reservation may have to be relocated. In order to avoid this possibility altogether, please use the online reservation system.

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1. How to purchase a campsite?
2. How can we pay for our campsite?
3. Are there any additional fees for vehicles or boats?
4. May we bring firewood/ice or do we have to purchase at the campgrounds?
5. How many people are permitted per site?
6. Do you have check in/out times?
7. Are there any law enforcement on site?
8. What are your quiet hours?
9. What is the minimum stay requirement?
10. What is the maximum stay requirement?
11. Is walk-in camping allowed?
12. Are we allowed to bring our pet?
13. Do you allow campfires?
14. May we bring our golf carts or ATV's to use while camping at Smithville Lake?
15. Can we purchase a fishing license at Smithville Lake?
16. Do you have a swim beach and/or picnic areas?
17. Are firearms allowed?
18. Are fireworks permitted?
19. Are you on any Social Media sites?
20. What is the street address/phone number/web site for the Park Office?
21. I/we need driving directions.
22. What are some nearby attractions?