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Big Shelter

at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

To reserve this shelter, or to check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the historic site at 573-546-3454. The shelter can be reserved separately or as a group with the site's other shelters.

*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.

picnic shelter

Shelter Amenities
  • Four picnic tables
  • Electricity
  • Grill(s)
  • Distance to Fort Davidson: 433 yards
  • Distance to restrooms: 100 yards
  • Distance to visitor center: 217 yards
  • Circumference: 157 feet
  • Maximum occupancy: 20
  • Restrooms available May 1-Oct. 31
  • Water available May 1-Oct 31

For more information about the historic site's picnic area, click here.

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.620833, -90.637500

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Historic Site Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Visitor Center hours

(Free tours are offered during these times.)

Nov. 1 through April 15 (Off-Season)

Noon to 4 p.m., Friday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Closed Monday through Thursday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day.

Historic Site Office hours

April 16 through Nov. 30 (On-Season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Dec. 1 through April 15 (Off-Season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day.