Shelter #1

at Lake Wappapello State Park

To reserve this shelter, or to check for availability, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 573-297-3232. If the shelter is not reserved, it is 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.

Picnic shelter with tables and grill

Shelter Amenities
  • 12 picnic tables
  • Electricity
  • Grill(s)
  • Water
  • Restroom
  • Length x width: 33' x 48'
  • Maximum occupancy: 75
  • Distance to beach: 1 mile
  • Distance to playground: 75 feet

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

Playground in front of picnic shelter

Park Hours


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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:

Accessible 24 hours a day
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April 1 through Oct. 31
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March

Beach hours

Season: May 24 through Sept. 2
Sunrise to sunset