470 N from Lee's Summit. Exit Bowling Rd.
Cost: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids, children 2 and under are free.
June 1 - June 11
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
|June 14 - August 13||1:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.|
|August 16 - September 3|| |
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS
|May 29 - September 6||11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
Longview Beach will be closed Sunday, August 22nd.Appropriate for all ages.
Website: This site will give you PDF files for both Blue Springs Lake and the campground to help you find where you are going.
I'm not going to review the whole lake, that would be impossible. But I will let you know that the beach is there and a good find.
Kids 2 and under are free to get in, which is always cool because I love free stuff. As for the beach, it is about the size of a football field and it is sand. It's a coarse sand and not the fine stuff you will find near the ocean. But for a lake, it's dang fine.
The beach has 3 lifeguard stands and at least one is manned. It runs about 100 yards next to the lake itself and is about 30 yards deep. This gives plenty of space to house 2 volleyball courts and have plenty of space left over to lay your towel down. The beach eases it way into the lake and the sand actually goes into the lake through the entire swimming area. This is a nice touch. Your kids will have plenty of space to swim or dig in the sand and build sandcastles.
Beware though, there is no shade or umbrellas on the beach. You have to pack everything in such as a lawn chairs. But if you don't mind doing that, it's a really fun day. Just use plenty of sunscreen.
We didn't use the bathrooms but they were there. I was told that there is no locker room or showers so don't expect them.