Picnic Areas

at St. Joe State Park

Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of several picnic sites with tables and grills located in the Pim Day-Use Area. A large and small shelter perfect for family gatherings or special outings can be reserved for $35 per day. To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-431-1069. 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.

For your convenience, there are vault toilets, water and a children’s playground in the Pim Day-Use Area. From this area, you can hike Lakeview Trail to access Monsanto Lake and beach.

Picnic sites with grills are also available at the equestrian and ORV staging areas as well as at Pim Lake. Picnic tables only are provided at the Blankshire and Harris Branch trailheads and at Monsanto Lake.


Playgrounds are located in the Pim Day-Use Area for all park users and in campground 1 for use by registered campers.