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Picnic Area/Shelters

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. It 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. It has electricity, two fireplaces and one group grill. A water fountain is nearby.
Shelter Reservations

To reserve a shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 660-886-7537.

*Shelters can be reserved online from 30 days to 12 months in advance of the day of use. Reservations for arrival dates less than 30 days out can be made only by contacting the park.


Playground equipment is available in the picnic area.