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Clearfork Shelter

at Knob Noster State Park

If you are interested in reserving this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-563-2463.

Picnic shelter and tables, with sidewalk leading to shelter

Shelter Amenities
  • Number of tables: 12-14 picnic tables
  • Distance to Clearfork Lake: 400 feet
  • Distance to playground: 50 feet
  • Grill(s): yes
  • Length x width: 46' x 37'
  • Maximum occupancy: 100
  • Restroom: flush toilets and vault toilets nearby
  • Water: yes

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

Picnic shelter, tables and water fountain

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

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

April 15-October (on-season)

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

November-April 14 (off-season)

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round

Picnic Area - Clearfork hours

7:30 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Pack-in Campsites hours

April 15-October (on-season)

  • Open and reservable through the park office

November-April 14 (off-season)

  • Closed