Picnic Areas

at Thousand Hills State Park

Bring along a picnic lunch as there are more than 60 picnic sites located within Thousand Hills State Park including four open shelters and one enclosed shelter. The shelters provide a perfect venue for hosting large family gatherings or special outings and can be reserved in advance for a fee.

The enclosed shelter can be reserved for $55 per day and has an occupancy limit of 75 people. The shelter includes two grills, 12 tables, benches, a stove, refrigerator, electricity and a restroom facility with water on location.

Point Shelter, an open shelter that accommodates up to 69 guests, includes two grills, a children’s playground facility, electricity and water. The reservation rate is $45 per day.

The remaining three open shelters, Shelter 2, Dead Man’s Curve Shelter and the beach shelter, all can be reserved at a rate of $35 per day. They accommodate between 36 and 48 guests and include outdoor grills. If not reserved, all open shelters are open to park visitors at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional children’s playground facilities are located at Campground 1 and the main day-use picnic area.

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-665-6995. 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.