US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Picnic Shelters

We have 14 picnic shelters spread around the lake in our parks and day-use areas. Many of the shelters are reservable for $20 per day. If you are interested in reserving a Picnic Shelter please call the Pomme de Terre Project Office - 417-745-6411.

Reservable Picnic Shelters

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The shelter is located at the northeast end of the dam adjacent to the Administrative Office.  It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $30 per day. This popular shelter provides a pictorial view of the lake has plenty of parking and can seat 150 people. A playground and horseshoe pit are located adjacent to the shelter and flush toilets are just across the road. Amenities include electrical receptacles, lights, drinking water, and two charcoal grills. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
The shelter is located within Lightfoot Park. It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $20 per day. This shelter will seat approximately 50 people. Amenities include drinking water, lights, a charcoal grill and electrical receptacles. A playground and horseshoe pits are located nearby. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
The shelter is located below the dam near the ball field. It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $30 per day. There is a large parking area nearby that serves the shelter and running river trail access below Pomme de Terre Dam. A playground and walking trail are located adjacent to the shelter. Other amenities include lighting, electrical receptacles, drinking water, two large charcoal grills/smoker. A vault toilet is located nearby. Within walking distance from this shelter is another playground, vollyball area, tennis/basketball court, horse shoe pits and the Running River walking trail. This shelter will comfortably seat 40 people. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
The shelter is located below the dam near the multipurpose (tennis/basketball) courts. It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $30 per day. There is a large parking area nearby that serves the shelter and river fishing access below Pomme de Terre Dam. A playground and sand volleyball court are located adjacent to the shelter. Other amenities include lighting, electrical receptacles, drinking water, one large charcoal grill and horseshoe pits. A flush toilet is located nearby. Within walking distance from this shelter is another playground, softball/baseball field and the Running River Trail. This shelter will comfortably seat 50 people. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
This shelter is located on the east end of the dam in Overlook Picnic Area.  It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $20 per day. It is an older, smaller shelter that will seat approximately 30 people. Amenities include a charcoal grill, drinking water, lights, electrical receptacles, and a playground. A composting toilet is located nearby. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
This shelter is located on the east end of the dam in Overlook Picnic Area. It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $30 per day. It is a large shelter and will seat 100-150 people. The shelter is located close to the water and provides a great view of the lake and Pomme de Terre Dam. Amenities include electrical receptacles, lights, food serving shelf, one large charcoal grill and one large smoker grill. A playground and 24’ x 33’ basketball court is located adjacent to the shelter. Horseshoe pits are located nearby and the composting toilet is within easy walking distance. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
The shelter is located within Wheatland Park. It can be reserved from March 15th to October 31th from 9:00am to 10:00pm for $20 per day. This shelter will seat approximately 50 people. Amenities include drinking water, lights, electrical receptacles, and a charcoal grill. A playground and horseshoe pit are located adjacent to the shelter while vault toilets, flush toilets and the swimming beach are only a short walk away. To reserve this shelter call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.

Non Reservable Picnic Shelters

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These shelters are located at the beaches of Nemo and Wheatland Park. These shelters are non-reservable and only available on a first come first serve basis.Each park has two small shelters that would seat a maximum of 20 people. They are within walking distance of flush toilets and showers. For more information please call the Project Office at 417-745-6411. 
The shelter is located within Bolivar Landing. This shelter is non-reservable and only available on a first come first serve basis. The shelter has two concrete tables and will seat a maximum of 20 people. A children’s playground is located adjacent to the shelter. A vault toilet is located nearby. For more information please call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
The shelter is located within Nemo Park. This shelter is non-reservable and only available on a first come first serve basis. It will seat approximately 50 people. Parking is often limited.  Amenities include drinking water, lights, charcoal grill, and electrical receptacles. A small basketball court, playground, and horseshoe pits are located nearby. For more information please call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.
The shelter is located within Pittsburg Park. This shelter is non-reservable and only available on a first come first serve basis. The shelter is located on a hill top overlooking the Lindley Creek Arm of Pomme de Terre Lake and will seat approximately 50 people. A playground, water faucet and vault toilet are located nearby. For more information please call the Project Office at 417-745-6411.

Picnic Shelter Photos