Picnic Areas

at Lake Wappapello State Park

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three picnic tables on conctete pads scattered under tall trees

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Pack up the kids and a picnic lunch and spend the day outdoors at one of three picnic areas. Picnic sites are located in the Allison Cove Day-Use Area, at the Allison Point boat ramp area and near Shelter 1.

Picnic Shelters

Two shelters, featuring picnic tables and an outdoor grill, make the park a perfect venue for family gatherings and special outings. Picnicking at the shelter house areas is accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Shelter 1, located in the upper day-use area, has a 75-person occupancy and can be reserved for $50 per day. It is equipped with electrical outlets and water and has restrooms nearby.
  • Shelter 2 is in Allison Cove, has a 50-person occupancy and can be reserved for $35 per day. It does not have electricity, but does have water and restrooms nearby.
Shelter Reservations

two benches next to the playground equipment with slidesTo reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-297-3232. If a shelter is 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. If the shelters are not reserved, they are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Children's playgrounds are located at the Allison Point Day-Use Area near the beach and at Shelter 1.