Wescoat Shelter

at Trail of Tears State Park

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-290-5268.

Large wooden shelter with playground in background

Shelter Amenities
  • Number of tables: 14 picnic tables
  • Distance to beach: 3 miles
  • Distance to overlook: 4.5 miles
  • Distance to playground: 10 yards
  • Distance to visitor center: 1.25 miles
  • Electricity: yes
  • Grill(s): two grills
  • Length x width: 57' x 25'
  • Maximum occupancy: 100
  • Restroom: flush toilets nearby, available April 1-Oct. 31
  • Water: fountain and hydrant available April 1-Oct. 31

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

Picnic tables and grills under the roof of the shelter

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.451448, -89.459639

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds

  • 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. April through October
  • 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. November through March

Overlook hours

7 a.m. to dusk, daily

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season

Visitor Center hours

April through October (On-Season)

  • April
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
    Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday
  • May through September
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Oct. 1 through Nov. 1
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday

Nov. 2 through March (Off-Season)

  • Nov. 2 through March 19
    Closed
  • March 20-31
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
    Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through September
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • October
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday