Picnic Areas and Shelters
High Cliff State Park
High Cliff has four picnic areas with tables, grills, water and rest rooms. Two picnic areas have swings, merry-go-rounds and slides. Playground equipment is also available in the campground. A sand volleyball court and a grass volleyball court are available for summer sports enthusiasts. Volleyballs and nets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be signed out at no cost.
High Cliff State Park Reservable shelters
High Cliff State Park offers a Gathering Space on top of the bluff overlooking Lake Winnebago and two open-air shelters in the lower part of the park that can be reserved for weddings and other group activities.
Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance of your event. For reservations, see below. Please note the application form for the gathering space does not guarantee your reservation - the property office will notify you when your reservation has been confirmed. Vehicle admission stickers are required on all vehicles.
The High Cliff State Park Gathering Space is located in the upper part of the park, overlooking Lake Winnebago and within walking distance of the observation tower. Rental of the Gathering Space includes an enclosed shelter building (formerly called the pavilion) and the adjacent open shelter. The enclosed shelter building features a centrally located fireplace (provide your own firewood), and accommodates up to 100 people. Larger group reservations of the Gathering Space are subject to superintendent approval.
The Gathering Space is available for reservation from May 1 through Oct. 15. Rental fee rates are determined by user group classifications and day/time of the week.
High Cliff State Park Gathering Space Rental Application Form (2500-136). (If you are having problems opening the form link, see PDF help); or try the Print-Only version of the High Cliff State Park Gathering Space Rental Application Form (2500-136).
The lower shelter (28 x 28 feet) is in the lower park. The lower shelter is an open shelter with electrical hook-up and accommodates up to 35 people. This shelter overlooks the marina and is within walking distance of the beach and beach house bathrooms.
Reserve a shelter online.
The pines shelter (26 x 20 feet) is in the lower park. The pines shelter is an open shelter and accommodates up to 35 people. In 2015, half of the shelter was enclosed for storage. The public does not have access to the concessions window. This shelter is tucked amongst the pines and is within walking distance of the beach and beach house bathrooms.
Reserve a shelter online.