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Picnic Areas/Shelters

at Stockton State Park

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People using one of the shelters


Two main picnic areas, located off of Highway 215, provide great spots for a picnic lunch. The picnic areas are open during park hours and are equipped with outdoor grills and picnic tables.

Picnic Shelters

Stockton State Park is a perfect venue for hosting large family gatherings and special outings. Two large open picnic shelters can be reserved at a rate of $50 per day.

  • The North Shelter, which overlooks the lake and includes electricity and water, is a reproduction of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration work done in the 1930s. The North Shelter includes electrical outlets, picnic tables, an outdoor grill and access to restroom facilities and children's playground equipment. It can accommodate up to 100 people.
  • The South Shelter, located in close proximity to the marina boat launch, features picnic tables, an outdoor grill and access to a boat slip and restroom facilities. It can accommodate up to 50 people.
Shelter Reservations

To reserve a shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 417-276-4259. 

*Shelters can be reserved online from 30 days to 12 months in advance of the day of use. Reservations for arrival dates less than 30 days out can be made only by contacting the park.


For the kids, playground facilities are available in the vicinities of the North Shelter and both the east and west campgrounds.