Picnic Areas and Shelters
Whitefish Dunes State Park
Whitefish Dunes State Park's picnic area includes charcoal grills, picnic tables, a fire ring, a reservable shelter building and a drinking water fountain. This area is near the parking lot overlooking the shore of Lake Michigan.
Whitefish Dunes State Park's picnic area includes a reservable shelter building. This area is near the parking lot overlooking the shore of Lake Michigan.
Reserve a shelter online.
The shelter at Whitefish Dunes has an interior finished with locally milled eastern white cedar siding. Two large picture windows on the Lake Michigan side of the building allow a view of the water and towering cedars. Three casement windows allow cooling cross ventilation and a view of the trees and trail bordering the picnic area.
A large fieldstone fireplace is the focal point of the enclosed portion of the shelter. The shelter is used for year-round naturalist programs and as a warming shelter during the ski season and can be rented to groups. The shelter is reservable year-round. Pets are not allowed in the picnic shelter.