Picnic Areas

at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Three large picnic shelters and more than 200 picnic sites are scattered throughout the park for you to enjoy.

The shelters, Cochran, Alta and Walnut Grove, make a great venue for family gatherings or special outings, and may be reserved at a rate of $75 per day. If not reserved, the shelters may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a shelter, please call the park office at 636-458-3813.

Cochran Shelter’s capacity is approximately 70 occupants and it is equipped with a fireplace.

Alta Shelter, the largest of the three, can occupy up to 130 people, and has three fireplaces and two barbecue grills.

Walnut Grove Shelter will hold up to 56 people and has a barbecue grill.

All three of the shelters are equipped with picnic tables, and have water and restroom facilities nearby. There is no electricity available in the shelters.

A playground is located in the day-use area a the Guy Park Trailhead.