Forest Shelter

at Route 66 State Park

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Click here for information on how to reserve a picnic shelter.

sidewalk leading to the picnic shelter

Park Hours

Coordinates

38.509517, -90.600467

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds
7 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset, daily, year-round
Gates open and close at these times.

Boat Launch hours

7 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset, daily, year-round
Gates open and close at these times.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Closed Easter and Thanksgiving days

Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Beginning on Saturday, April 10, 2021, the visitor center will reopen for weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting Sunday, May 2, 2021, the visitor center will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Regular Hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Closed Easter and Thanksgiving days