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Lower Picnic Area Shelter

at Graham Cave State Park

Side and front view of open pavilion-style shelter and nearby water fountain

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-564-3476. 

Shelter Amenities
  • Six picnic tables
  • Two grills
  • Water fountain
  • Length x width: 25' x 30'
  • Maximum occupancy: 80
  • Distance to vault toilet: 200 feet
  • Distance to playground: 300 feet
  • Distance to recycle bins: 200 feet

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

View of the shelter, picnic tables, a grill and the water fountain in fall

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

7 a.m. to sunset daily, year-round

Boat Launch hours

7 a.m. to sunset, year-round

Park Office hours

Park Office/Visitor Center

April through October (On-Season) 
9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 
Closed Sunday and Monday 

November through March (Off-Season) 
9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
Closed Saturday through Monday

Please note there will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds.