Big Shelter

at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the historic site to check for availability by calling 573-546-3454.

picnic shelter

Shelter Amenities
  • Four picnic tables
  • Electricity
  • Grill(s)
  • Distance to Fort Davidson: 433 yards
  • Distance to restrooms: 100 yards
  • Distance to visitor center: 217 yards
  • Length x width: 157' circumference
  • Maximum occupancy: 20
  • Restrooms available May 1-Oct. 31
  • Water available May 1-Oct 31

For more information about the historic site's picnic area, click here.

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.620833, -90.637500

Park Hours

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

Historic Site Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Visitor Center hours

Current Temporary Hours
  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April 16 through Oct. 31
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Nov. 1 through April 15

    Noon to 4 p.m., Friday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
    Closed Monday through Thursday
    Closed Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas and New Year's days

Free tours are offered during these times.

Regular Hours
  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April 16 through Nov. 30
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily (with the exception of Thanksgiving and day after Thanksgiving)  
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Dec. 1 through April 15

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday (with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day) 

Free tours are offered during these times.

Historic Site Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)
April 16 through Nov. 30
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed Thanksgiving and day after Thanksgiving

Winter Hours (off-season)
Dec. 1 through April 15
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
Closed Christmas and New Year’s days