Longview Lake Park is a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Blue River Project for flood control, recreation and other water resource development. Opened to the public in 1986, Longview Lake Park records over 1,000,000 visitors annually. This park complex contains a large number of recreational features, managed by Jackson County.
Located just minutes from south Kansas City, Longview Lake offers 930 acres of water entertainment. It offers visitors the chance to escape the grind with the whole family for an exciting day of power boating, water skiing, jet skiing or a relaxing pontoon boat ride. Located in Longview Lake Park, Longview Lake plays host site for many of Jackson County Parks and Recreation's special events.
Longview Lake provides a variety of facilities, including a public swimming beach, picnic shelters, ball fields, boat ramps, a nature trail, a bike trail, a 118-unit campground with electrical hookups and showers, and a 27-hole golf course.
A full-service marina offers many conveniences including boat rental, concessions, marine supplies, lakeside gasoline pumps, tackle, bait and overnight and annual slip rental.
A six-mile bicycle trail is located in Longview Lake Park, operated by Jackson County Parks and Recreation.
The Longview campgrounds contains 113 campsites (17 are full hookups, 59 are electric and the remaining 37 are for tents. The campground has showers, restrooms, laundry, playground, a fishing pond, firewood, ice, and fire grills. The campground is located near the Fred Arbanas Golf Course.
Fishing is a popular sport at Longview Lake. Your catch may include bluegill, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, walleye and crappie. The Longview lake Park campground has a fishing pond and there are two accessible fishing ponds.
A four-mile nature trail is located within Longview Lake Park.
Longview Lake offers a horse park. A bridle trail stretches from a trailhead parking lot along Sampson Rd in the southeast corner of the area to the Longview Horse Park off of Old Raytown Road.
Longview Lake has 14 picnic shelters, including two corporate picnic shelters. The campground contains fire grills and picnic tables for campers to take advantage of.
The Longview campgrounds contains 113 campsites (17 are full hookups, 59 are electric and the remaining 37 are for tents. The campground has showers, restrooms, laundry, playground, a fishing pond, firewood, ice, and fire grills.
The Longview Lake Beach is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Check for daily hours and admission prices
The Longview campgrounds are open April 1 through September 30.
The lake is located south of Kansas City, at I-470 and Raytown Rd (exit 4). Turn south and go one mile.