Special-Use Area

at Pershing State Park

The special-use camping area is designated for group camping, with nonprofit organizations and youth groups having priority. The area is equipped with a vault toilet, six picnic tables, one fire pit and a water hydrant. The fee for use of the area is $2 per person, per night. To reserve the area for your group, call 660-963-2299.

some picnic tables and a fire ring in an open area

Park Hours

Coordinates

39.763837, -93.219478

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round.

Park Office hours

Staff are usually available in the park Monday through Friday. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round.