Bring the family for a day of outdoor fun. There are more than 50 picnic sites scattered throughout the park and a children’s playground facility located in the main picnic area. Picnic sites include tables and outdoor grills. Restrooms are nearby.
Two covered picnic shelters also can be reserved for large family gatherings or special outings. River Shelter, which is accessible to people with disabilities, can accommodate up to 60 guests, and CCC Shelter can accommodate up to 60 guests. Both shelters include outdoor grills, picnic tables, electrical outlets and restroom facilities and rent for $50 per day. There is water available within walking distance of the shelters.
To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 417-847-2539. 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. If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.