Shelter Rental and Picnicking

Blue skies, warm breeze blowing, and the smell of freshly cut grass – what a great time to have a picnic! If you are looking to get out to Caesar Creek Lake for a small outing or you are planning a family reunion, company picnic, or social get-together, look no further!

How many shelters are available?

Five group picnic shelters may be reserved in the Corps operations area. Current rates are $75 for weekends and federal holidays and $35 for weekdays.

Redbud Shelter

Holly Shelter

Beech Shelter

Dogwood Shelter

Sycamore Shelter

If a shelter has not been reserved for a particular day, it may be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I reserve a shelter?

To reserve a shelter visit: or call 1-877-444-6777. 

If you would like to reserve a shelter and/or overlook for your wedding or race event, contact the Visitor Center at (513)897-1050 to request a special event permit.

What about individual picnic sites?

In addition to the group picnic shelters, there are many individual picnic sites located at the Visitor Center, Flat Fork Ridge, and Gorge Recreation Areas.