Picnic Area

at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park

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a family enjoys a picnic luncg at a picnic table under large shade trees


Under lofty trees sit picnic sites, a playground and two picnic shelters.

Picnic Shelters

The shelters can be reserved for $35 per day, making the park a great place for large gatherings of family and friends.

  • Shelter 1 can accommodate approximately 96 people and has electricity, two fireplaces and an outdoor grill. A water hydrant can be found north of the shelter at the water fountain.
  • Shelter 2 can accommodate approximately 35 people and has electricity, two fireplaces and one group grill. A water fountain is nearby.
Shelter Reservations

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-886-7537. 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.


Playground equipment is available in the picnic area.