Picnic Areas

at Castlewood State Park

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a family having a picnic on a blanket in the grassFifty picnic sites are scattered throughout the park. Each site consists of a picnic table and pedestal charcoal grill. Sites are available at the lower picnic area near the Meramec River, along Kiefer Creek, near the playground and at some trailheads.

Equestrian picnic sites are available at the horse trailer parking area. Equestrian sites have a picnic table, pedestal charcoal grill and hitching post.

Picnic Shelters

If you need a place for a family or company picnic, rent one of two picnic shelters.

  • Shelter 1 can comfortably seat 75 people and has two 4'x4' barbecue grills;
  • Shelter 2 seats 50 people and has one 4'x4' barbecue grill.

Each shelter has a water fountain and a modern restroom. Shelter 2 has a space available volleyball and both shelters have space for soccer, softball, horseshoe pitching or other group activities. Volleyball nets are provided, but you will need to bring your own recreational equipment. 

Shelter Reservations

The shelters can be reserved per day for a fee of $90. A half-day rental rate of $45 is available Monday through Friday only. If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 636-227-4433. 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.


To keep the kids entertained, there is a playground conveniently located in the middle of the field between the two picnic shelters.