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Picnic Areas

at Weston Bend State Park

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two picnic tables and grills on concrete pads in a shaded area
the open picnic shelter
exterior of the enclosed picnic shelter


Enjoy the numerous picnic sites scattered throughout the park.

Picnic Shelters

Enclosed Shelter

The Bee Creek Shelter, a converted tobacco barn, is an enclosed shelter that can accommodate up to 125 guests. It is an ideal location for hosting a large gathering or picnic.The shelter has tables and chairs, a refrigerator, and a microwave. It doesn’t have a stove/oven, a sink or inside running water, but it does have a frost-free hydrant. The shelter has new restrooms. This shelter must be reserved in advance by calling the park office.

Bee Creek Shelter fees effective Jan. 1, 2018:

  • Wedding rentals: $1,000, which includes half-day rental on Friday, full-day on Saturday and half-day on Sunday
  • All other groups: $200 per day

Open Shelter

Located in the day-use area is an open shelter with two large pedestal grills and picnic tables that can accommodate up to 50 guests. It has electricity, and there is a water spigot nearby. There are also restrooms near the shelter. The shelter may be reserved in advance. If not reserved, the open shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

  • Open Shelter fee: $50
Shelter Reservations

To reserve the Bee Creek Shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 816-640-5443. To reserve the open shelter, visit our reservation page* or contact the park at 816-640-5443.

*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.


A children's playground is located in the day-use area.