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Open-sided picnic shelter

An open picnic shelter at Governor Nelson State Park.

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Wisconsin State Park System Reservable open shelters

Many Wisconsin state parks and forests have shelters that can be reserved for group picnics, family reunions and other events. There are also several enclosed shelters that can be reserved.

Reservations

Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance. For all reservations, use the Facility Rental Reservation Form, if submitting in person or by mail. If calling in a reservation, be ready to provide the information requested on the form. Shelters are typically open May through October.

Reservable open shelters and fees

Shelters can be reserved by the day. Shelter fees are based on shelter amenities. All vehicles need a vehicle admission sticker. The stickers are not included in rental fees.

Open Shelter Rental Fee
No electricity $40
Electricity included $45
Electricity included, kitchen included $55

The Wisconsin State Park System properties listed below have open shelters that can be reserved. The shelters listed below have roofs but not walls. Facilities and fees are subject to change.

Park or Forest Location Capacity Accessible Water Electricity Toilet Grill Fee
Amnicon Falls State Park Picnic Area 50 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Aztalan State Park Picnic Area 40 Yes Yes No Vault Yes $40
Big Foot Beach State Park Middle Picnic Area 125 No Nearby Yes Vault Yes $45
Blue Mound State Park Picnic Area 100 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area East Shelter 80 Yes Nearby Yes Vault Yes $45
West Shelter (Beach) 80 Yes Nearby Yes Vault Yes $45
Brunet Island State Park Picnic Area 40 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Buckhorn State Park North (enclosed on 3 sides) 80 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
South Picnic Area 80 Yes Yes Yes Vault No $45
Devil's Lake State Park Shagbark 90 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $55
White Oak 70 Yes Nearby Yes Flush Yes $45
White Pine/TPA 90 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $55
Park or Forest Location Capacity Accessible Water Electricity Toilet Grill Fee
Glacial Drumlin State Trail Lake Mills 50 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Governor Dodge State Park Cox Hollow West 25 Yes Yes Yes Flush No $45
Enee Point 50 Yes Yes No Vault Yes $40
Twin Valley Beach 30 No Yes Yes Flush No $45
Twin Valley Picnic 75 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Governor Nelson State Park Beach 70 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Harrington Beach State Park Point/Quarry 50 No Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Puckett's Pond 50 No Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
South 75 No Yes No Vault Yes $40
Hartman Creek State Park Allen Lake 40 Yes Nearby Yes Vault Yes $45
Beach 50 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Park or Forest Location Capacity Accessible Water Electricity Toilet Grill Fee
High Cliff State Park Beach 1 (Marina Area) 35 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Beach 2 50 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Tower 130 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Interstate State Park Camp Interstate 100 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
River Bottoms 75 Yes Yes No Vault Yes $40
Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit Long Lake 50 No Yes Yes Vault and Flush Yes $40
New Fane 20 Yes Yes No Vault Yes $45
Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit Ottawa Lake A 50 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Ottawa Lake B 50 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Ottawa Lake C 50 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Paradise Springs 50 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Rice Lake 50 Yes Yes No Vault Yes $40
Kohler-Andrae State Park South Picnic Area 40 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Lake Kegonsa State Park Boat Landing 65 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Upper Picnic Area 65 No Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Lake Wissota State Park Beach 120 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Riverview 80 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Park or Forest Location Capacity Accessible Water Electricity Toilet Grill Fee
Merrick State Park Nature Center 50 Yes No Yes Vault Yes $45
Round Shelter 25 No Yes No Vault Yes $40
Mill Bluff State Park East Picnic Area 75 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Mirror Lake State Park Blue Water Bay 80 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Beach 30 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Nelson Dewey State Park Dewey Heights 35 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
New Glarus Woods State Park Main Picnic Area 64 Yes Yes Yes Vault No $45
Newport State Park Picnic Area 75 Yes Yes No Vault Yes $40
Northern Highland / American Legion State Forest Clear Lake Picnic Area 50 Yes Nearby No Vault Yes $40
Crystal Lake Picnic Area 50 Yes Nearby Yes Vault Yes $45
Pike Lake Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest North Picnic Area 100 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
South Picnic Area 30 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Potawatomi State Park Picnic Area 30 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Park or Forest Location Capacity Accessible Water Electricity Toilet Grill Fee
Richard Bong State Recreation Area Beach shelter East #3--near fishing pier, volleyball net, ballfield, horseshoe pits, playground 75 Yes Yes Yes Vault and Flush Yes $45
Beach shelter West #4-volleyball net; playground nearby 75 No Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Urban Pond #1--partially enclosed for winter warming 75 Yes Yes Yes Vault and Flush Yes $45
Urban Pond #2 75 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Vista Shelter #6--quiet, secluded area 75 No Yes No Vault No $40
Park or Forest Location Capacity Accessible Water Electricity Toilet Grill Fee
Roche-A-Cri State Park Kiosk Area 80 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Wildcat Mountain State Park Upper Picnic Area 75 Yes Yes No Vault No $40
Willow River State Park Dam Picnic Area 80 Yes Nearby Yes Flush Yes $45
Wyalusing State Park Green Cloud 10 No No No No No $40
Homestead 10 No Yes No Vault Yes $40
Henneger Point 10 No Yes No Vault No $40
Peterson 100 Yes Yes Yes Flush Yes $45
Point Lookout 40 No Yes No Vault Yes $40
Yellowstone Lake State Park West Picnic Area 60 Yes Yes Yes Vault Yes $45
Last revised: Monday August 05 2013