Enjoy a picnic lunch in the day-use area, which is located along the Meramec River. There are picnic tables and charcoal grills at each site. A picnic shelter is located alongside the lake on the road to the campground. Water and electricity are available as well as charcoal grills for cooking and picnic tables. It can be reserved through the park office at 573-522-1860 for $50 per day or it is available on a first-come, first-served basis if it has not been previously reserved. The day-use picnic areas now have new fire grills and recycled plastic picnic tables replaced in 2013.
A new playground made of recycled plastic products was constructed in 2004 in the campground.