Picnic Area/Shelter

at Dillard Mill State Historic Site

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Enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax in this very picturesque setting. Two picnic tables are located along the trail to the mill, facing the millpond. One of these is accessible and can be accessed by vehicle by contacting site staff.

Five picnic tables with pedestal grills are located at the parking lot area, where there is also a covered, accessible shelter.

Picnic Shelter

Large groups wanting to use the shelter should make reservations two weeks in advance. The shelter capacity is approximately 20 people, and there are vault toilets and a playground in the area. There is a $25 fee to reserve the shelter.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the historic site at 573-244-3120. If not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

*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.


There is a playground located in the picnic area.