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Picnic Shelters

 Shelter reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service for all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation facilities at the following website: www.recreation.gov or by calling toll-free 1-877-444-6777.      

 Shelter Hours

              April              

7am - 8pm

May 1st - September (Labor Day)

6am - 10pm

September - October

7am - 8pm

Picnic Shelter Areas

Use Fee

Shelter #

Capacity

Parking Spaces

Other Information

Bob Shetler

Open May 1 - Sept. 30

(Bike trail, river & pond fishing access, near camping)

$50*

1

100

50

Near river

2

100

30

Near pond, sand volleyball w/net, play area & restroom across road

Cherry Glen

Open Apr. 15 - Oct. 9

 (Bike trail access, near boat ramp & camping)  

$50*

1

100

30

No play area within view of shelter

2

75

25

Shared playground. No Restroom at Shetler 2.

3

50

15

4

100

30

No play area, limited open space

5

125

45

View of lake

6

200

65

Cottonwood

Open Apr. 15 - Oct. 16

(bike trail access, fishier pier, volleyball with net available at each shelter)

$50*

        

1

75

20

Playground across road

2

100

30

Playground adjacent to shelter, limited open space

3

100

30

4

250

100

Near river, lots of open space

5

100

35

Across road from pond, lots of open space

6

100

35

7

100

30

Secluded, lots of open space

8

100

35

Lots of open space

9

75

25

Near river, no playground

Oak Grove

Open May 22 - Sept. 5

(Bike trail access)

$50*

1

50

20

Wooded area, limited open space, beach 1/4 mile

2

50

20

Walnut Ridge

Open Apr. 15 - Oct. 9

(18 hole disc golf)

$50*

1

125

45

Near hiking trail

2

250

100

View of lake

3

75

30

Wooded, no fireplace nor play area, portable toilet

Sandpiper

Open May 1 - Sept. 30

(beach & boat ramp 1/2 mile, trail access)

$110*

1

500

115

"L" shaped, patio, sand volleyball w/net & baseball diamond

Lakeview

Open Mar - Nov

Free, Non-Reservable

1

100

40

First-come first-serve. view of lake, adjacent to boat ramp

All picnic areas have; restrooms, water & playgrounds.  Each shelter has (unless otherwise noted); volleyball uprights (no net), a fireplace, group grill, lighting, 4 electric outlets (20 amp) and 10 picnic tables (Sandpiper has 35 tables and 10 electric outlets).  All shelters are available on a first come basis for free, when not reserved.