Lake Buteo Shelter

at Knob Noster State Park

Due to construction, water is unavailable at the Lake Buteo Shelter until April 15, 2024.

To reserve this shelter, or to check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 660-563-2463.

*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.

Open picnic shelter with picnic tables, a grill and a trash receptacle

Shelter Amenities
  • Eight to 10 picnic tables
  • Grill(s)
  • Vault toilet
  • Length x width: 30' x 26'
  • Maximum occupancy: 35
  • Distance to Lake Buteo: 350 feet

For more information about the park's picnic areas, click here.

Picnic shelter with Lake Buteo Shelter sign in front

Park Hours

Coordinates

38.750278, -93.581667

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 park 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. 

Park Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

April 15-October (on-season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

November-April 14 (off-season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park 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. 

Park Office hours

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

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park 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. 

Picnic Area - Clearfork hours

7:30 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Pack-in Campsites hours

April 15-October (on-season)

  • Open and reservable through the park office

November-April 14 (off-season)

  • Closed