Smithville Area?

Discussion in 'Social Club' started by MaxEpir, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Were considering buying a home in the Smithville area this summer, preferably on 5 plus acres, close to the lake and golf courses. Does anyone have info on this area? Is Smithville lake a good fishing lake?What's the community like?
    Thank's for any info.
  2. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    I think Parker graduated from Smithville. He'd be a good source of info and probably wouldn't mind a U2U...

  3. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    My lil' sis bought her first home, last week ~ and it just so happens to be in Smithville.

    I was kinda shocked, at first, 'cause I didn't even know she was looking.

    Then she explained to me how I now have a place to bunk, when I'm drawn for hunts at Smithville Lake.

    I feel a whole lot better, now... :D
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Smithville is just a hop skip and a jump from KC and the airport north of KC. Fishing is good at Smithville Lake. It is a Corps lake so you have to pay for a yearly pass for boat ramp privilages. Great crappie, bluegill, catfish and bass lake. The biggest crappie that I ever caught came from that lake.
  5. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    I've seen & hunted some big deer in the Smithville area ~ and I took my first deer ever at Smithville Lake.

    Plus, I'll be attending my first managed turkey hunt at Smithville Lake this year ~ hopefully.

    Yep ~ I like the Smithville area. But I don't know squat concerning the golf courses. Except I'll bet there's good hunting on 'em... :D
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Golf???????I heard that during the goose season they let you drive your truck up to the green and jump out and blast the geese. Of course that may be just a rummor. I do know that at Smithville Lake they have a lot of those Giant Canadian Geese.
  7. Mailman-glad to here there's good fishing there, as for hunting on the golf course, I used to hunt rabbits with my bow on a course close to my house,,until there security informed me it was frowned on,,imagine that,,I offered to share some rabbits with him them but they still escorted me out. My wife and I looked at housing there a couple months ago, drove through the town,and looked around the lake area, it seemed like neat place.
  8. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    hunting and golf are both good in the area. I just played there recently actually!
    As for the not paying a yearly fee to launch your boat that's correct, but you do have to pay each individual time.
  9. kc704

    kc704 Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    I live about 12 mins from the lake in Kearney. It is a nice lake and has good Spring crappie, but their lake fees are ridiculous. Probably run $17/day for boat and truck if I remember correctly and about $90 for a yearly pass. They have tons of campgrounds and in the summer there is even a party cove. There is quite a bit of boat traffic in the summers too. Don't know much about the golf course because I have never played there, but I can try to find out any info you need so just let me know.
  10. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Yep, they pop you on the fees to dock at the nice docks. If you've got an old fishing boat though, you can dock off of the old road beds in Clinton County.

    I lived in Smithville for 13 years, went to school there, and my family still lives there. I'm back there at least once a month.

    The school system has quality teachers, but the district is growing faster than what they can keep up with in building schools. I would have no problems with my kids going to that school system. They have the A+ program, which I am a graduate of, and I believe in 100%.

    The folks are still trying to hold on to small town values of get togethers, community events, and such, but its getting harder cause the community is growing fast. There is supposed to be a Walmart in place by 2008. Not that one is too far away at I-29 and Barry Rd. right now.

    5 acres is going to cost you a pretty penny. The further north you go, up towards Paradise and Trimble, the cheaper the land is going to be (not that it IS cheap). 5 acres REALLY close to Smithville is going to be hard to find. Seems like folks in the area are more interested in building subdivisions.

    There is a Smithville Chamber of Commerce, with folks that are REALLY nice to deal with. They can provide you with a lot of great information.

    And for the fishing.......bass, crappie, catfish, walleye? What do you want?! It has it all! If you need information, or want a guide your first time out, go see Gary Burton across from the grocery store in town. He is a good friend of mine.

    Anything else, send me a U2U.