Picnic Area

at Mastodon State Historic Site

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a family enjoying a picnic at one of the picnic sites


Shady picnic sites with grills are perfect for a quick lunch or for family gatherings.

Picnic Shelter

A small picnic shelter, which has a capacity of 80 people, is available to rent for $45 per day. There are vault toilets, water fountains, a playground and horseshoe pits nearby. The shelter does not have electricity. If not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter, contact the historic site to check for availability by calling 636-464-2976. 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.