Picnic Area

at Wakonda State Park

Located near the beach on Wakonda Lake is a playground and an area for picnicking with tables and outdoor grills. Two picnic shelters, which hold approximately 50 people each, can be reserved for $25 each. Shelter 1 is located in the beach day-use area; while Shelter 2 is located on the east side of the Agate Lake parking area near the boat launch.

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-655-2280. If available, fill out the Shelter Reservation Application and mail it to the park for approval. Submission of this application does not guarantee reservation of the shelter.


Park Hours


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Park Hours

Park Grounds:

  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily, year-round
    The park gate opens and closes at these times.
  • Day-use areas close at sunset.

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April 15 through Oct. 31
    7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Nov. 1 through April 14
    Staff are usually available in the park Monday through Friday.
    The office telephone is monitored for messages during daytime hours.

Beach hours