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East Shelter – Hastings

East ShelterRental Hours: Daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Phone: 952-891-7000
Location: Spring Lake Park Reserve (Driving directions)

Capacity: 80 (40 under the roof)

Nestled high on a wooded knoll above the Mississippi River at Schaar’s Bluff picnic area, this open-air shelter provides a picturesque location for your next group picnic. Renting the East Shelter and neighboring West Shelter can expand group capacity to 230 people for large group events at Schaar’s Bluff in Spring Lake Park Reserve. The East Shelter is located at the Schaar’s Bluff Trailhead. 

Shelter and restrooms are handicap accessible.

Rental Fees and Reservations

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Payment and Cancellation Policies


  • Electricity
  • Drinking fountain/jug filler (after Oct. 1, water will be shut off when temperatures are forecast to be below freezing)
  • 10 picnic tables
  • Charcoal grills
  • Portable toilets
  • Fire ring (fire restrictions)
  • Free parking

Last updated: 6/3/2015 5:01 AM