Boy Scout camping is available in the Kelsey Short campground at Smithville Lake. The fee is $60 for up to 20 persons, with each additional person costing $3.00. There are 3 camping areas, available by reservation only, which include a pit latrine, a shower house, shelter, water hydrant, and fire pits.
The regular campgrounds including Crow’s Creek and Camp Branch campgrounds have a 2-night reservation minimum during weekends, even for Boy scout troops. They cost $18 per night (so it’s a $36 minimum) for up to 10 persons, two tents, and two vehicles. Additional vehicles are allowed for $5.