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Lake Shelter

at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Picnic tables, grill and open shelter next to the lake

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-346-2986.

Shelter Amenities
  • Eight picnic tables
  • One grill
  • Electricity
  • Pit toilet
  • Length x width: 30' x 24'
  • Maximum occupancy: 60
  • Distance to castle: 2 miles
  • Distance to Ha Ha Tonka Spring: 0.5 mile

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

View of the picnic tables under the roof of the open shelter

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

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    7 a.m. to sunset daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    8 a.m. to sunset daily

The outdoor interpretive area, restrooms and brochures are available during these times. The park gates are closed at sunset. 

Park Office/Visitor Center hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
    On occasion, the park office may be temporarily closed while park staff assist large groups or conduct outdoor interpretive programs.

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    The office is not regularly staffed. Park staff are usually available in the park daily. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.