Picnic Area

at Dillard Mill State Historic Site

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Enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax in this very picturesque setting. Two picnic tables are located along the trail to the mill, facing the mill pond. One of these is accessible and can be accessed by vehicle by contacting site staff.

Five picnic tables with pedestal grills are located at the parking lot area, where there is also a covered, accessible shelter.

Picnic Shelter

Large groups wanting to use the shelter should make reservations two weeks in advance. The shelter capacity is approximately 20 people and there are vault toilets and a playground in the area. There is a $25 fee to reserve the shelter.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter, contact the historic site to check for availability by calling 573-244-3120. If available, fill out the Shelter Reservation Application and mail it to the historic site for approval. Submission of this application does not guarantee reservation of the shelter. If not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


There is a playground located in the picnic area.