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Picnic Areas

at Watkins Mill State Park

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Choose from three picnic areas with tables and grills or several additional picnic tables and grills located along the bicycle trail near the beach and the shelter house area. Picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Picnic Shelter

For larger groups of family or friends, an open shelter is available and may be reserved. The shelter has picnic tables, cooking grills, electricity and a water hydrant and can accommodate up to 80 people. The bicycle trail is easily accessed from the shelter and a vault toilet is located next to the parking lot. Reservations cost $75 and are recommended for weekends April through October.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 816-580-3387 during office hours.

*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.