Billy Gilbert Memorial Shelter

at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-449-7402. If not reserved, the shelter is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Trash cans are not provided at the shelter.

picnic shelter, bench and picnic table

Shelter Amenities
  • 10 picnic tables
  • Electricity
  • One grill
  • Restroom (available April 15-Nov. 1)
  • Water (available April 15-Nov. 1)
  • Length x width: 40'6" x 20'
  • Maximum occupancy: 80
  • Distance to Deer Run Trailhead: 1/3 mile
  • Distance to playground: 1/8 mile

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

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, 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, year-round

Park Office hours

  • April 15 through Oct. 31 (on-season)
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Nov. 1 through April 14 (off-season)
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday