Picnic Area/Shelter

at Big Oak Tree State Park

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Ten picnic sites are scattered throughout the park.

Picnic Shelter

A picnic shelter can be reserved for the $35 per day. It is accessible to people with disabilities and has a vault toilet nearby.

Shelter Reservations

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

*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.


For the kids, a playground is conveniently located in the picnic area.