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Picnic Area/Shelter

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 or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the historic site at 636-464-2976.

*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.