Picnic Area

at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

Nestled in a 1960s reforestation pinery near the visitor center, you will find a picnic and playground area.

There are three open shelters and while all are largely ADA accessible, one is maintained as such. Water and electric are available at or near each site and modern restrooms are nearby as well. The large shelter can be reserved for $40 a day. All of the shelters can be reserved for $150. To reserve a shelter, contact the historic site to check for availability by calling 573-546-3454. 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.

The playground area includes a multi-function set and tot-swings. A small "fort" for children to re-create the battle scene is also nearby.