Gulf State Park

Picnic Pavilions

East Picnic Pavilion at Lake Shelby Gulf State Park I
East Picnic Pavilion at Lake Shelby Gulf State Park II

Picnic Pavilions on the Shore of Lake Shelby


Looking for a fun, casual lakeside setting to host a celebration? The Lake Shelby Picnic Area, located on the southern shore of the lake, features two pavilions that can be rented for a variety of events. Each pavilion has a minimum of four picnic tables and one charcoal grill for guest use. 




Please view the Picnic Pavilions Reservation and Rental Guidelines.



Our event planner is available everyday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to reserve your event.

(251) 948-7275 Ext. 62101



  • The rental rate for a Picnic Pavilion is $65.00
  • Full payment is due when the reservation is made.
  • Rental time is from 8:00 AM to sunset.
  • The Picnic Pavilions are not available to rent on major holidays.



  • There are no electrical outlets or power sources under or near the Picnic Pavilions.
  • The Reservation Name will be displayed at the assigned location.
  • The Picnic Pavilion should be returned to its original state after use.
  • Decorations should be limited to tabletops or free standing.
  • No glass containers, tape, tacks, pins, nails or any other kind of adhesives will be used on the posts or ceilings.
  • No fireworks, balloons or wishing lanterns are allowed at the Picnic Pavilions.
  • There are charcoal grills are available, but Renter is responsible for providing charcoal and all cooking utensils.
  • The Renter is also responsible for cleaning the grill and removing all debris, charcoal and cooking/eating utensils used.
  • There is a swimming area located at Lake Shelby Park.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Renter agrees to adhere to all safety regulations and take full responsibility for every person in their party.
  • Damage to the facility or failure to leave it clean could result in the cancellation of any remaining scheduled events.
  • Should it be determined that the guidelines have not been followed, a minimum $50.00 damage/cleaning fee will be assessed.