Sandy Point State Park provides multiple picnic areas throughout the park: Tollgate Area, South Beach Area and East Beach Area. Tollgate and South Beach picnic areas are available on a first come, first serve basis. Picnicking in the East Beach Area is by reservation only. Regardless of where you are picnicking, please be aware of the following:
For family reunions, group picnics and large group gatherings, a more sheltered outdoor picnic experience is available.
The park has twelve rental pavilions located at the East Beach area of the park. Nine shelters accommodate up to 140 people, two shelters accommodate up to 180 people, and one shelter accommodates up to 300 people. East Beach has its own swimming beach and bathhouse as well.
The pavilions include picnic tables, grills and limited electrical receptacles. Water faucets are also available nearby.
Alcohol is allowed in shelters by permit only. Permits can only be obtained through the shelter reservation system.
Note: There has been a noted increase in flying insect activity, especially flies, in areas of the park closest to wet, marshy areas. This is common during the late summer months and during periods of wet weather. Some of the shelters, because of their location, may be impacted. Use of sprays, traps and insect repellants is recommended when visiting the East Beach shelter area.
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