Public Picnic Groves
Non-reserved, first-come first-served picnicking is available at the Oriole, Chicakdee, Quail Ridge and Pines picnic groves. All of the picnic groves offer tables, charcoal grills (bring your own charcoal), and comfort stations. There is no additional charge to use these picnic facilities; however, normal park admission charges apply. Seneca Creek does not have a camp store or food concession; however, charcoal and ice cream are sold at the Boat Center during normal Boat Center operating days and hours.
Rules and Regulations for Public Picnic Groves:
- All picnic groves close at sunset.
- Seneca Creek is a trash-free park. Please bring trash bags, and plan on bringing back out of the park everything you bring with you. There are no trash cans or dumpsters inside the park.
- Amplified music is not permitted in public picnic groves.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in public picnic groves.
Large public picnic area shaded by pine trees. Picnic sites range in size for groups of 1-40 people. Convenient to Tire Playground and Boat Center. Parking lots immediately adjacent to the Pines Picnic Area may fill with cars on busy summer weekends; overflow parking is available near the Tire Playground. All vehicles must park in paved, marked parking lots or in the designated and marked Overflow Lot. On busy days consider Oriole, Chickadee and Quail Ridge as alternatives.
The picnic area is shaded by tall hardwood trees. Picnic sites range in size for groups of 1-20 people. Balance, build, climb and connect at our new Nature Play Space at Oriole Picnic Area--an imagination-centered play area created from all-natural materials.
Public picnic area shaded by tall hardwood trees. Picnic sites range in size for groups of 1-20 people. Kids’ playground. Convenient access to Lake Shore Trail at Kingfisher Overlook and to Great Seneca and Seneca Greenway trails at lower end of parking lot.
Public picnic area shaded by tall hardwood trees on the south side of Clopper Lake. Picnic sites range in size for groups of 1-40 people. Kids’ playground. Access to open field suitable for field sports and games via a trail beginning behind the Comfort Station; bring your own sports equipment.