Bring the family for a day of outdoor fun. There are more than 50 picnic sites scattered throughout the park and a children’s playground facility located in the main picnic area. Two covered picnic shelters also can be reserved for large family gatherings or special outings. River Shelter can accommodate up to 75 guests, and CCC Shelter can accommodate up to 50 guests. Both shelters include outdoor grills, picnic tables, electrical outlets and restroom facilities. Contact the park office at 417-847-2539 in advance to reserve the shelters at a rate of $50 per day. If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.