Get out of town for the weekend without driving for hours. Smithville Lake is only 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City, so you can spend your time on the water and in the water instead of behind the wheel of a car. Families and friends gather to camp, picnic, boat, and swim. The lake is stocked with several species of fish, so fishing is entertaining for the young novice and the old pro alike. There are 3 different campground facilities to accommodate everything from pup tents to the luxurious houses on wheels. All campgrounds offer clean beautiful camping sites with shower houses, playgrounds, walking trails, riding trails, and spectacular views of the lake. Grab a lawn chair and watch the sun put on a show at sunrise and sunset. Bring your boat and cruise the shoreline or hook up the tube and give the kids a thrill ride. Or just pack a lunch and come for the day. There are 2 big swim beaches at the lake so you can enjoy the fun all day and be home in time for dinner. Be on the watch for wildlife. Deer and turkey are easy to see and watch for the bald eagles. Surrounded by beauty and nature, Smithville Lake is a great retreat for anyone needing to a quick get away!