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Picnic Areas/Shelter

at Lewis and Clark State Park

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a group playing sand volleyball on the court in the picnic area

Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the numerous picnic tables with grills situated in the shade of stately cottonwood, sycamore and walnut trees. The day-use area also offers an open shelter house, modern restrooms and playground equipment.

Picnic Shelter

For larger gatherings, you can reserve the open picnic shelter, which was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This shelter, which has electricity and water, can be reserved for $50 per day.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 816-579-5564.

*Shelters can be reserved online from 30 days to 12 months in advance of the day of use. Reservations for arrival dates less than 30 days out can be made only by contacting the park.


A playground is available in the day-use area.

Stone picnic shelter with open windows and doorways situated in field under trees