Longview Lake

About the Lake

Just minutes from south Kansas City, Longview Lake offers 930 acres of water entertainment and 14 picturesque shelters. Get away with the whole family for an exciting day of power boating, water skiing, jet skiing or a relaxing pontoon boat ride. You can also get a tan and go for a swim at the beach. (Beach is closed for the 2020 season.)
A man fishing on the bank of a lake


Located in Longview Lake Park, Longview Lake plays host site for many of Jackson County Parks + Rec's special events.


The full service marina offers many conveniences including boat rental, concessions, marine supplies, lakeside gasoline pumps, tackle, bait and overnight and annual slip rental. Our staff is happy to assist you with your marine needs.


Fishing is a popular sport at Longview Lake. Your catch may include Bluegill, Carp, Channel Cat, Largemouth Bass, Walleye and Crappie. A delicious fish fry is almost guaranteed. Join us on Longview Lake, for all your water sports.


Boat and motor permits are required.


The Longview Lake Park area also features:
A mother and son playing frisbee in the lake

Water Sports

Important notes about Longview Lake water sports:
  • Windsurfing is permitted Monday thru Thursday from sunrise to sunset, and is prohibited Friday thru Sunday and holidays. Operators must wear a Type I, II or III Personal Flotation Device as approved by U.S. Coast Guard.   
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards are not permitted on Longview Lake (they ARE permitted on Lake Jacomo).
  • Wet Suits are required for operators and passengers from October 1 thru May 15th for windsurfers and personal watercraft.