Picnic Areas

at Knob Noster State Park

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a picnic shelter under tall trees


Enjoy lunch at one of the picnic sites or shelters.

Picnic Shelters

The park has three picnic shelters, which can be reserved for $45 per day. The shelters are available for use from sunrise to sunset 365 days per year. None of the shelters have electricity, but restroom facilities and water fountains and spigots are available at each shelter. Water is available during the on-season (April 1 to Oct. 31) only. If not reserved, the shelters are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Click on the links below to view a photo of each shelter:

Shelter Reservations

If you are interested in reserving one of the park's three open shelters, please call 660-563-2463 or visit the park office on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-563-2463. 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. Upon approval of the application, a $45 fee is required to reserve the shelter. Alcohol use is allowed with permission and requires a $250 deposit due in advance.


Playground equipment is available adjacent to Clearfork Shelter and in the WPA Day-Use Area.