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South Shelter

at Stockton State Park

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 417-276-4259. 

Open picnic shelter with grill and trash cans and recycle bin in foreground

Shelter Amenities
  • Nine picnic tables
  • Distance to beach: 3.5 miles
  • Two grills
  • Length x width: 22' x 14.5'
  • Maximum occupancy: 50
  • Vault toilet nearby

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

Head-on view of open picnic shelter with trash cans to the left and Stockton Lake 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 sunset, year-round

Park Office hours

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

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season