Picnic Areas/Shelter

at Harry S Truman State Park

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a couple enjoys lunch at a picnic table close to the lake


The eastern end of the park provides you with an opportunity to relax at one of the many shaded picnic sites. The picnic areas are open May through September.

Picnic Shelter

This section of the park also has an open shelter, which can be reserved at a rate of $40 per day, and is perfect for large family gatherings and special group outings. The shelter can accommodate approximately 130 guests and is equipped with picnic tables, two large outdoor grills, electricity and restroom facilities nearby. It is accessible to people with disabilities. If not reserved, the shelter is available at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-438-7711. 


Children’s playgrounds are located in the vicinities of the campground and the open shelter.