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South Shelter

at Long Branch State Park

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Open picnic shelter and water fountain

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-773-5229.

Shelter Amenities
  • Five picnic tables
  • Two grills
  • Electricity
  • Water fountain and spigot
  • Pit toilets nearby
  • Length x width: 48' x 39'
  • Maximum occupancy: 60
  • Distance to lake access: 186 yards

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

Picnic tables under the roof of the open shelter, with a playground in the background

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 10 p.m., daily, year-round

Marina hours

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

8 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays

7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Park Office hours


7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Marina Store hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily 

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season