Picnic Areas

at Sam A. Baker State Park

Get your family or a group of friends together under one of the park's three picnic shelters. 

  • Shelter #1 is in the day use area and can be reserved for $50 per day. It is available for use and reservation year round.
  • Shelters #2 and #3 are north of the Big Creek bridge and can be reserved for $45 per day and are available May 15 through Oct 31.

If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Occupancy is 75 people per shelter.

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-856-4411. 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.

There is a playground located at the day-use area.