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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 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, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-886-7537.


Playground equipment is available in the picnic area.