You can buy a boat or motor permit at:
The Jackson County Parks + Rec Registration Office
22807 Woods Chapel Road
You may also obtain a permit at any Jackson County Parks + Rec Marina.
Missouri-registered BOAT OWNERS must provide the following documentation:
If it is not motorized, no paperwork is required, however, a County-issued permit is still required to be purchased at the Administration Office or at one of the Marinas.
If it does have a motor, even a trolling motor, it must be registered with the state. We will need:
Missouri-registered boat owners can obtain a dock space with the following documentation:
What if I live out of state?
Lake Jacomo is the largest with 970 acres of water. Longview Lake is the 2nd largest with 930 acres of water. Blue Springs Lake is the 3rd largest with 720 acres of water. View more information about the lakes.
The temperature varies. During the summer months, it ranges between 64-90 degrees. Call the marinas for the most accurate temperature reading:
Swimming is only allowed at Blue Springs Lake Beach and Longview Lake Beach or off your boat, if anchored, while wearing a life jacket.
Read more about the lakes
Missouri residents under the age of 65 and over the age of 15 need a fishing permit. Out of state seniors must have a permit. There is no additional permit required by Jackson County Parks + Rec for fishing in our lakes.
Frequency to which the lakes are stocked is based on the carrying capacity and the fishing pressure of the lake. This is determined by and stocking is done by the Missouri Department of Conservation. For more information, call the Department of Conservation at 816-655-6250.
Longbow or crossbow fishing is permitted on Lake Jacomo north of Colbern Road during statewide season. Jackson County Parks + Rec archery permit is required.
Learn more about Lake Jacomo.
Jackson County Parks + Rec does have managed hunts in Fleming Park. The Missouri Department of Conservation has all dates and rules. Please contact them at 816-655-6250 for more information.
Advance reservations are accepted at Lake Jacomo, Blue Springs Lake and Longview Lake campgrounds. Contact the Permit and Reservation Office at 816-503-4805 for further information regarding fees and current space availability for each location.
Learn more about the Campgrounds online.
It is highly recommended to reserve shelters. If another party has already reserved the shelter, they have exclusive use of the shelter. Make your reservation by calling 816-503-4805. Reservations made 10 days prior to usage date ensure shelter cleanliness and readiness. Online reservations can be made at least four days in advance.
Please see instructions for making online shelter reservations(PDF, 254KB).
There is a $50 non-refundable permit fee that can be paid at the time of the reservation or later but not later than 3 days before the day of your event. You will need to obtain a permit application from the Administration Office (816-503-4805). This can be done in person or by phone if you have email. This needs to be completed by you and your vendor and returned to the Administration Office no later than 3 business days before the day of your event and accompanied by the permit fee. Your vendor must meet the liability insurance requirements. If you are providing the bounce house personally and not using a vendor, the permit requirements are the same and you will need to meet the liability requirements through your own insurance. Please call the Administration Office for more information.
Bounce houses and other inflatables are not allowed at the campgrounds.
If you use an outside vendor to cater your event, there is a $50 non-refundable permit fee that can be paid at the time of the reservation or later but not later than 3 days before the day of your event. This permit is only required if an outside vendor delivers the food. If you pick up the food yourself you do not need a catering permit.
There is a $50 non-refundable permit fee that can be paid at the time of the reservations or later but not later than 3 days before the day of your event. You will need to obtain a permit application from the Administration Office (816-503-4805). This can be done in person or by phone if you have email. This needs to be completed by you and your vendor and returned to the Administration Office no later than 3 business days before the day of your event and accompanied by the permit fee. Your vendor must meet the liability insurance requirements. You personally may provide an open 10X10 canopy for shade with no permit required and no additional insurance requirements. No stakes are allowed on tents or canopies regardless of who provides them. They must be weighted down. Please call the Administration Office with any questions.
Learn more about the parks.
Landahl Park (8.5 miles), Blue Springs Multi-purpose trail (3 miles), Sports Complex Park (3.5 miles) and Blue Parkway (4.5 miles).
Learn more about these on the Trails page.
Longview Lake (2 miles), Blue and Gray Park (15.5 miles), Monkey Mountain Park (3 miles), Landahl Park (4.6 miles) and Blue River Parkway (4.5 miles). Please note, there is no horse trailer parking at Blue River Parkway/Kenneth Road.
View more information about the trails.
The Sheriff's Department is located at:
4001 NE Lakewood Court
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
You can contact the Sheriff's Department at 816-524-4302, or via their website.