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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
  • Circumference: 157 feet
  • 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


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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 site 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. 

Historic Site Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Visitor Center hours

  • 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

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

Winter Hours (off-season)
Dec. 1 through April 15
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday