Picnic Area/Shelter

at Big Lake State Park

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picnic shelter with the lake in the backgroundSit at one of the picnic sites in the picnic area to enjoy a quick lunch or leisurely dinner with friends. Some sites are accessible. A playground is available in the day-use area. Restrooms are also available.

Picnic Shelter

The shelter is not open to reservations during the 2022 season but is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For your group get-togethers, there is an open picnic shelter with electricity located in the day-use area. It can be reserved for $35 per day. If not reserved, the shelter is available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Shelter capacity is approximately 75 guests per outing. 

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 660-771-6341.

*Shelters can be reserved online from 30 days to 12 months in advance of the day of use. Reservations for arrival dates less than 30 days out can be made only by contacting the park.