Picnic Areas

Remember packing a picnic and heading outside as a kid? Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area. Come find your favorite spot.

General Picnic Areas

General picnic areas are available for first-come, first-served use during regular park hours. Please note these picnic areas are not cleaned or sanitized between each use.

We have a variety of picnic sites that are perfect for group events. Reservations for group sites are encouraged at least 21 days in advance of your event.

Rental Equipment

Enhance your picnic experience. From bocce to volleyball, Three Rivers offers rental equipment for your event.

Three Rivers no longer accepts plastic bags in recycling bins.

In Three Rivers, having fun doesn't have to cost a thing. From free parking to free activities to free programs and events, find your adventure!


Dogs are welcome in picnic areas. Learn more about dogs in Three Rivers

Other Things To Do



Camping tent and fire

Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and wake up with the sunrise. Camping is the stuff memories are made of and at Three Rivers, you’ll find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds are located at Baker, Carver and Cleary Lake

Fishing / Fishing Pier


A man and his son fish from the shore of a lake.

Throw a line for your own catch of the day. In Three Rivers, you might reel in muskie, northern pike, sunfish, bass or even walleye.



Two girls using a GPS unit

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure.

Horse Trails

Horseback Riding

a person on a horse

If you have a horse and are looking for a place to ride, Three Rivers has miles of scenic horse trails to choose from. Natural woodlands and grasslands provide a beautiful setting for horseback riders.

Play Area

Play Areas

Colorful play area with slides and climbing strutures

Create new memories at our play areas. Three Rivers has multiple areas designed for varying ages and abilities where toddlers to teens can let their imagination run wild. Monkey business never sounded so fun.