Nearby Lakes & State Parks
There's no better time than now to get out & enjoy outdoor activities with friends & family! There are many places to observe the beauty of the season and join in on all of the summer activities. Below are some of the best places to boat, camp, hike, fish, kayak & more.
Clinton State Park is a popular choice when it comes to a fun lake and/or camping weekend. They have 6 cabins that sleep 6 people each, 378 camp sites, a 25 mile hiking & biking trail, fishing ponds, an archery range, an 18 hole disc golf course, a swim beach & a sand volleyball court, a marina & boat ramps, and so much more!
Hillsdale State Park is conveniently located south of the KC Metro area & it has more than 12,000 acres of park & wildlife area. There are 200 designated camp sites, 51 miles of shoreline and 4,500 acres of water to fish, 7 boat ramps & a marina, 2 beach areas that are open sunrise to sunset, a designated hunting & shooting range area, and hiking trails including 32 miles of designated trails available to horseback riders.
Perry State Park is another great location for a lake and/or camping weekend! There are more than 300 campsites, 11 campgrounds, 2 boat ramps with a courtesy dock, 4 rental cabins and 10 group shelter homes. This state park also features over 40 miles of trails available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Perry State Park also offers a swimming beach and a beach house!
Pomona State Park is known for its family atmosphere, shady campsites, and scenic beauty & an abundance of wildlife. The Lighthouse Bay Marina offers full services to boaters, fishermen, skiers & campers. They also offer water sports and fishing equipment as well. There is also a swim beach, campgrounds with horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, a 9 hole disc golf course & a group shelter house with a full kitchen, large multi-purpose room, restrooms, and a porch area.
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Blue Springs Lake is the most popular lake in Blue Springs. It is located in Fleming Park & offers 720 acres of water fun! You'll see water skiing, tubing, power boating & jet skiing. Blue Springs Lake also features 6 picnic shelters and campgrounds along with walking trails nearby.
Longview Lake Park is perfect for the whole family! Enjoy water sports such as skiing, tubing, jet skiing or enjoy a relaxing ride on a pontoon on the 920 acres of open water. They also have several 14 shelters , campgrounds, a full service marina, a beach area, and more!
Smithville Lake is a 7,200 acre lake and offers a variety of fun activities. They have 2 swim beaches), biking, hiking, camping (777 campsites available) , horseback riding, fishing, boating or kayaking! They also have 2 full service marinas including boat rentals, 4 disc golf courses and 2 public 18 hole golf courses.