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Picnic Shelter

at Big Oak Tree State Park

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-649-3149.

Side view of picnic shelter through a series of tall, mossy trees standing in a field

Shelter Amenities
  • Number of tables: eight picnic tables
  • Distance to playground: 150 feet
  • Electricity: yes
  • Grill(s): two grills
  • Length x width: 45' x 30'
  • Maximum occupancy: 48
  • Restroom: 100 feet to vault toilets
  • Water: fountain and spigot

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

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:

6 a.m. to sunset, year-round.

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Friday, year-round