Picnic Areas

at Weston Bend State Park

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two picnic tables and grills on concrete pads in a shaded area
the open picnic shelter
exterior of the enclosed picnic shelter


Enjoy the numerous picnic sites scattered throughout the park.

Picnic Shelters

Enclosed Shelter

The Bee Creek Shelter, a converted tobacco barn, is an enclosed shelter that can accommodate up to 125 guests. It is an ideal location for hosting a large gathering or picnic.The shelter has tables and chairs, a refrigerator, a cafeteria-style cooler and a microwave. It doesn’t have a stove/oven, sink or inside running water, but it does have a frost free hydrant. The shelter has new restrooms. This shelter must be reserved in advance for by calling the park office.

Bee Creek Shelter Fees effective Jan. 1, 2018:

  • Wedding rentals: $1,000, which includes half-day rental on Friday, full-day on Saturday and half-day on Sunday (contract)
  • All other groups: $200 per day (contract)

Open Shelter

Located in the day-use area is an open shelter with two large pedestal grills and picnic tables that can accommodate up to 50 guests. It has electricity and a water fountain and spigot nearby. There are also restrooms near the shelter. The shelter may be reserved in advance. If not reserved, the open shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

  • Open Shelter Fee: $50
Shelter Reservations

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 816-640-5443. 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 children's playground is located in the day-use area.