Picnic Areas

at Roaring River State Park

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.

Two covered picnic shelters also can be reserved for large family gatherings or special outings. River Shelter can accommodate up to 75 guests, and CCC Shelter can accommodate up to 50 guests. Both shelters include outdoor grills, picnic tables, electrical outlets and restroom facilities and rent for $50 per day. 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.


Playground equipment is available in the day-use area and by the CCC Lodge.