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Open Shelter

at Pershing State Park

Shelter, picnic tables and grill

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-963-2299.

Shelter Amenities
  • Number of tables: seven picnic tables.
  • Distance to playground: 20 yards.
  • Electricity: yes.
  • Grill(s): one grill.
  • Length x width: 20' x 40'.
  • Maximum occupancy: 40.
  • Restroom: pit toilet.
  • Water: hydrant.

For more information about the park's picnic areas, click here.

Picnic tables inside the open shelter

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round.

Park Office hours

Staff are usually available in the park Monday through Friday. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round.