Picnic Areas

at Battle of Athens State Historic Site

For a quiet picnic lunch or a group gathering, you can choose from three picnic areas:

The picnic area located in the historic area of the site offers a picnic shelter. The shelter is available for daily use and can be reserved. It includes modern restrooms (available during the on-season), a large grill and a kitchen. The daily fee to reserve the shelter without use of the kitchen is $30; with the kitchen, the fee is $55. The shelter can be reserved by calling 660-877-3871. When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is great for family reunions as well as other events.

The second picnic area is located in the day-use area (open April through November). Trees are plentiful and add a natural feel for your eating enjoyment. Picnic tables and small grills are available alongside the playground. The picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The third picnicking location is next to the lake (open April through November). There are a few picnic tables and grills available for enjoying your own meal or the fish you just caught. This area is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vault toilets are available in all picnic areas.