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Mixed feelings

The camping area is nice, most things are well maintained and staff was really nice. Think if we visited during summer our experience would have been better. 

We stayed in October and due to unseasonably cold weather they shut off water with no notice and halfway through our stay. Ended up leaving early since we had no water and also no sewer at site.

Nice and Quiet

My wife and I camped here two weeks ago and this place is pretty nice. The campground nice and clean with full hook ups at campsite, other campers were friendly, and the camp hosts were very nice and friendly.

Nice Little Park

Small (15 Spaces) RV park located 1/2 mile from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Most likely the reason why people come to Hamilton. Very clean and well kept.

Great Lake! Strict Policies..

We recently stayed 4 nights/5 days and enjoyed it. The lake is big with a sand beach (non alcoholic beverages allowed unfortunately for the adults) for the kiddos. We enjoyed all the covers on the lake so we could anchor out and swim! The shower houses and outhouses were probably some of the cleanest I’ve ever seen and fully restocked and cleaned daily. The grounds are close to town Incase you forgot anything. The rules are super strict when it comes to day passes, boat passes, and having your pass visible in a window. Also the rangers seemed persistent, almost stalker like. We were simply driving around checking out all the park has to offer and got stopped for no reason and asked what we were doing going loop to loop. Some other downfalls were our spot was 13” unlevel. Luckily we had several blocks of wood to help level our camp out. The grass wasn’t mowed. And it was only electrical hookup (which wasn’t a big deal since we were in hose length of the drinking water so we could refill our tanks). Despite the downfalls, we plan to be back!

Town Makes It Worth It

We’ve been to Weston Bend once before, but not with our pop up. Sites are fairly close together. No water hook ups and spigot water was kind of funky.

Our site was just down the road from the showers, but could potentially be an up hill journey for some sites.

The town of Weston will keep us coming back. Great wineries and shops. Just outside KC makes it super convenient for us!

Didn’t take too many pics this time!

Labor day weekend

Great weekend, crazy storms at night and gorgeous water during the day. Sites are large and mowed.

Peaceful weekend

Small campground, but clean and very peaceful. Waterfront site. Private lake so fishing was not a problem.

normal state park

no water ir sewer crowded on weekends

Good state park

Camp ground is great. There are 2 shower houses, 1 new one torwards the front and one in the farthest loop. There is a small lake great for kayaking and fishing boats. The swim beach has been closed because of excesive vegetation growth. The trail wraps the lake and connects to the edge of the campground. There is a couple historic sites not far on the side of the lake, quick little drive.

Lovely!

the view is fantastic!!! The bike trail is about 3 steps away from our site. only downside is it is only electric hookups. ( only a downside if you are a travel trailer/rv)

Love

Sooo many things to do!!! We love taking our horses to Crows creek, there is an amazing barn with stalls and it’s withing viewing distance of your camper/tent so you don’t have to worry. Trails start directly from your campsite, you can also take your bikes, paved and mountain bike trails. You also can’t forget the wonderful lake and the beautiful views.

Smithville Lake

Beautiful Lake with some great Campsites. Unfortunately a bunch of families were unhappy with the working staff at the campground, super rude.

Nicely Ran and Clean Campground

Nice accommodations from camping spots, motel rooms, cabins and houses. Well ran. Golf carts, a pool, activities for the kids. Only drawback is the airplanes overhead going to and from the airport.

Tent

Great

Nice place to camp on Smithville Lake

Nice level camping spots both all electric, water, and sewer and minimal utilities. Some sites close to water. Great fishing, hiking, and 18 hole golf course close by.

Great place to camp

Nice camping spot, some close to water. Lots of good bike/ walking trails. 18 hole golf course on lake. Only downside certain time of season bugs are thick.

Good quiet campground

There are several loops here. If you want piece and quiet and lake access the basic sites are great. Otherwise the electric and quieter in middle week. Not open in off season which is to bad.

Great campgrounds and hosts

Showed up and went to our site it was a tent only spot even though it said 20ft double pad.

Campground

Very clean and safe place. Lots of shaded campsites, a lot with electric hookups. Clean bathrooms and shower houses. Can bring your kayaks at no extra cost! We will definitely be back!

My favorite campground

Nicely kept state park with recently upgraded restroom/shower facilities. Small lake = no big boats & easy fishing access👍🏻. Love the many hiking trails. Close to restocking locations. My destination multiple times/year with grandkids

Final approach!

The campground is on the final approach for the airport, so you get to see a lot planes flying overhead, which you don’t even notice cause they are quieter than they used to be be, and I think they shut down flights around 10pm. At least I didn’t hear them. The campground it’s self is clean and the staff was nice. We stay here when we visit our son and daughter-in-law.

I don’t fish but others says the fishing is good. The store has a few things you might need. The food is ok, but they do deliver your food to your campsite.

Nice place

Nice little campground with decent trails. The river was inaccessible when we went which was a bummer but my son and I enjoyed ourselves.

It has it all

We don't stray very far from the KC Metro (50 mile radius).  Of everywhere Smith's Fork is the only one (so far) that offers Electric (30 & 50 amp), Water (2) and Sewer at every campsite.  At just $30 per day it is a steal!

Dope

Awesome views, great location, solid trails

Love it!

Great park, nice camp sites, will come again!

Well maintained family camping

I live near this park so it's a go to spot for hiking and foraging, one review on here says there's no place for biking but bikes are allowed on the trails they just aren't paved.

There's a small lake with a "beach" that has catfish, bluegill and black crappie. Great place for small children the fish are very active in the summer.

The ticks are pretty thick during the summer on the trails. And if you want solitude this is not the place but if you are camping with children or inexperienced campers its a great park. All the pictures I have from this park are family portraits

Its a great place for pictures a lot of locals go there for family photos and senior pictures.

Overnight

Pulled into this campground late one night back in mid November. Wasn’t too far from main highway but enough to were it was peaceful. Didn’t use restroom facility but everything seemed to be well kept.

Great spot for lake views.

This was my first time renting an electric site. We stayed in Loop F, site 345. Crows Creek is a nice campground that has Great Lake views.

We stayed in March and didn’t realize that only Loop G had working restrooms (so be mindful of that when selecting a site off season). The sites (with electricity) are a little close, but it’s manageable.

The loops all have a paved trail that goes for miles, perfect for walking dogs. The campsites are nice and clean and it was easy to level our pop up.

All in all, it’s a great campground.

C

Hope you like airplanes!!! Not too far from KCI and planes making their final decent fly right over top. Campground itself was clean with very friendly staff. RV lots were cramped however. It seems as if in its prime this place was the place to be but has since kind of run down a bit. Need to start investing in it before it’s too far gone. Ordered pizza from the shack for lunch one day…it was meh. Had great camping neighbors tho and with it being the weekend before Halloween several folks brought candy to hand out to kids. Won’t return.