What Freedom’s Frontier lacks in sand dunes and coastlines, we make up for in lakes! If you want to feel the sun on your shoulders and sand between your toes, get out and enjoy the last of the summer’s sun at our local lakeside beaches.
In Missouri, Jackson County Parks and Recreation offers sandy beaches at Blue Springs Lake and Longview Lake, just east of Kansas City. North of the city, the Clay County Parks Department maintains two swimming beaches at Smithville Lake. Watkins Mill State Park also has a swimming beach.
Our Kansas counties offer several sandy opportunities with numerous community lakes, some of which have beaches. The area’s reservoirs also all offer swimming beaches. These include Clinton Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Pomona Lake, and Tuttle Creek Lake.