Picnic Areas

at Pershing State Park

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Whether your group is large or small, you will find the perfect spot for a picnic lunch or family gathering. Several picnic sites are available in the park, along with two shelters.

Picnic Shelters

The park offers an enclosed picnic shelter with kitchen facilities and an open shelter with water and electricity. The enclosed shelter is $60 to rent for the day and requires a reservation. It can accommodate up to 60 people. The open shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis or may be reserved in advance for $40. It can accommodate up to 40 people. Both shelters have playground equipment and suit large family gatherings or special outings well. Please call the park office at 660-963-2299 for more information.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability. If 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.


Playground equipment is available near each shelter.

large, open play area playground equipment with slides and monkey bars and a swing set exterior of the picnic shelter