Picnic areas are located adjacent to most campgrounds in the Shawnee National Forest. They are a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. All picnic grounds are closed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Many picnic areas accommodate large groups, but we do not accept reservations. Fire grills, picnic tables and toilet facilities are provided. Pets are welcome but must be leashed.
For your safety, service and convenience, the developed recreation areas are regularly patrolled by Forest employees and law enforcement officers. While enjoying the outdoors we encourage visitors to follow the Leave No Trace principals explained in this pamphlet.

Picnicking Areas