Picnic Areas/Shelters

at Lake Wappapello State Park

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Pack up the kids and a picnic lunch and spend the day outdoors at one of three picnic areas. Picnic sites are located in the Allison Cove Day-Use Area, at the Allison Point boat ramp area and near Shelter 1.

Picnic Shelters

Two shelters, featuring picnic tables and an outdoor grill, make the park a perfect venue for family gatherings and special outings. Picnicking at the shelter house areas is accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Shelter 1, located in the upper day-use area, has a 75-person occupancy and can be reserved for $50 per day. It is equipped with electrical outlets and water and has restrooms nearby.
  • Shelter 2 is in Allison Cove, has a 50-person occupancy and can be reserved for $35 per day. It does not have electricity, but does have water and restrooms nearby.
Shelter Reservations

two benches next to the playground equipment with slidesTo reserve a shelter or check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 573-297-3232. If the shelters are not reserved, they are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.  

*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.


Children's playgrounds are located at the Allison Point Day-Use Area near the beach and at Shelter 1.