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Old 07-07-2017, 05:30 PM
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Curious what the boating is like around Kansas City MO. I know the Ozarks are only a couple of hours away, but is there anything closer to KC. Looking at Google Earth, it doesn't appear that there is much along that river as far as marinas, places to go...

Any input would be greatly appreciated. I am thinking about relocating to that area.
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Perry lake, north west of Lawrence, KS

Edit: there are several smaller lakes, what size body of water ?
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I would pick up a 38 Top Gun if it makes sense. I would definitely hit the Ozarks, and travel to the great lakes annually, but would like to use it without having to drive 2-3 hours each way.
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I boat on Table Rock but its 4 hrs from KC.........LOTO is 2.5-3 depending on what part of the lake your headed to...............There are some Hot rods on Perry lake but its on the KS side about an hour from down town KC,MO.......it all depends where you live.
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Thanks for the help. I am looking around on the Map for towns that are about 45 minutes from KC. Have to find some property for the horses also. I will try to align the search around work and boating.
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Where would work be ?? make sure you check out the county taxes, it can make a big difference where you land, Im about 4 miles west of the Kansas Speedway
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Take a look around Smithville Lake if you want land and boating. The lake is small for a 38 but has a couple of marina's and some what of a pull up beach ......the plus side is...... there is land that would be suitable for horses around.
The down side is a over zealous WP presence on that lake , I had a slip there 10 years ago but relocated to Loto .
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LOTO Period. Unless you want to ride SeaDoos
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In order of the ones I preferred. Perry is the largest of the four. Water Patrol is a pain at Smithville.
1. Perry
2. Smithville
3. Clinton
4. Hillsdale
There are a few other however they are real small. Hillsdale is the smallest of the list.
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Just curious from those familiar with the area, is Truman a decent place to boat if you lived SE of KC?
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