Picnic Areas

at Wallace State Park

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a man watching food cook on a grill


You will find an excellent place to enjoy lunch at one of the picnic sites scattered throughout the wooded area of the park and near the lake.

Picnic Shelters

For large family gatherings, you can rent one of the park's shelters.

  • The open picnic shelter overlooks the lake and can accommodate 50 people. It has a group grill, two electrical outlets and a water fountain nearby. A vault toilet is nearby. This area is not accessible to people with disabilities due to slopes. The open shelter may be reserved for $40 a day, or if not reserved, the open shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The enclosed shelter has a range, refrigerator, heat and air conditioning. It can accommodate 75 people, 40 inside and 35 outside on the patio. A water fountain and vault toilet are near the shelter. The shelter is accessible to people with disabilities. Use of the the open picnic shelterenclosed shelter is offered during the on-season for $100 per day; reservations are required.
Shelter Reservations

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 816-632-3745. 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.


A playground is located in the picnic area.

Play a friendly game of horseshoes! Horseshoe equipment is available for checkout at the park office. There are horseshoe pits at both picnic shelters.