Picnic Areas

at Meramec State Park

For your next large gathering of family or friends, reserve on of the park's four picnic shelters. Each can be reserved for $50 per day. If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Shelters I, II and III are located in the picnic area; Overlook Shelter is located near the Hickory Ridge Conference Center.

Shelter I is a stone Civilian Conservation Corps structure. It includes double fireplaces, electric outlets, lights on a timer and large group picnic tables. The tables are secured and cannot be moved.

Shelters II and III are modern, pavilion-type structures. Each has an electric outlet and group picnic tables. There are no lights; the tables are secured and cannot be moved.

Overlook Shelter has a pavilion-type roof with modern wood decking and overlooks the river valley. It has an electric outlet, a single small light and six picnic tables. The tables can be re-arranged for use.

To reserve a shelter, please call the park office at 573-468-6072.

The kids will stay entertained with the park's two playgrounds. One is located in the picnic area near Shelter III, while the other is located in the campground near showerhouse #1.