Seasonal Update

Water: Water will be turned off for the season on October 20, 2014, weather permitting.

Drinking Water: Although water spigots will be turned off for the season on October 20, there is a red year round spigot located in front of the park maintenance shop.

Bathroom Facilities: The bathroom facilities will close for the season on October 20, 2014. During the winter months there are vault toilets located in the campgrounds and picnic areas.

Showers: The bathroom and shower buildings will be closing on October 20, 2014.

Dump Station: The dump station will close for the season on October 20, 2014, however RV's can still use the dump station but no water will be available.


Campgrounds: The campgrounds are open for camping. In the winter months, camping is limited to a few sites in the Oak Woods Campground. Sunrise campground is closed in the winter. The park has 4 Camper Cabins that are available year-round. The park has six non-electric sites. Rustic camping is available in the Prairie Campground and a rustic cart-in site at Park Lake. There are 7 cart-in campsites adjacent to Oak Woods Campground.

Electric Sites: There are 32 electric sites in Oak Woods Campground and 32 full hookup sites (sewer/water/electric) in Sunrise Campground. Each electric site has up to 50 amp service.

Special Notes for RV Campers: 32 full hookup sites in Sunrise Campground. All electric sites at Lake Shetek State Park have now been upgraded to 50 amp.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended for camping and lodging during the normal camping season, especially for weekends and holidays.


Contact Notes: Winter hours: The office will be open generally 8 am - 4:30 pm, when staffing is available. Please use self registration if the office is closed.


Trail Notes: Lake Shetek has 8 miles of summer hiking trails, six miles of surfaced bike trails and 7.5 miles of wheelchair accessible trails. In winter, the park has five miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park. Trail shelter with a wood stove is available.

Season Rentals: Visit the park office to check availability for rowboats, canoes, single and tandem kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and a paddleboat. Snowshoes are available to rent during the winter months. Also available for free checkout are volleyballs, horseshoes, kid's discovery kits, birding kits, and GPS units for geocaching. The picnic shelter in the park is available for rent at $45/day. Contact the park for more information.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: There are occasional interpretive programs held in the park. Please check with the office or park bulletin boards for more details.