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 currently has a vault toilet nearby, which will soon be replaced with new restrooms. This shelter must be reserved in advance for by calling the park office.

Bee Creek Shelter Fees effective Jan. 1, 2017:

  • $400 per day or $200 for a 1/2 day for weddings/receptions (contract)
  • $200 for other groups (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.