Due to COVID-19 we will not be accepting shelter reservations until further notice.

Big Blue Stem Shelter at Stillwater Prairie Reserve

Shelter Locations

Garbry Big Woods Reserve offers three shelters; Buckeye Shelter, Bur Oak Shelter and Maple Sugar Shelter. Stillwater Prairie Reserve has one shelter, the Big Blue Stem Shelter.

Shelter Amenities

  • Located near parking and restrooms (restrooms closed due to COVID-19)
  • 6 picnic tables (6 foot long)
  • Seats 30 comfortably
  • Maximum occupancies do apply
  • Limited electricity available


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter reservations will not be accepted until further notice. Shelters are available for use on a first come, first serve basis.


Parks are open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset. Shelter reservations can be made anytime during park hours. Closing time will be given when the online reservation is made. The specific park closing time for the day of a reservation will be posted at the park entrance.


Shelter reservations are free for Miami County residents. There is a $75.00 shelter reservation fee for non-Miami County residents. The reservation fee is due at the time of online reservation. 

If you are interested in reserving a shelter for a wedding, please follow this link.


Please contact Miami County Park District's Administration Office Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 937-335-6273.

Food and Cards on Picnic Table