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South End Picnic Area at Gettysburg National Military Park

South End Picnic Area at Gettysburg National Military Park

SOUTH END PICNIC AREA

The main picnic area at Gettysburg National Military Park is on the southwest end of the battlefield near the Warfield Ridge stop on the Gettysburg Battlefield Tour (Stop 7). A sign along West Confederate Avenue marks the turn.

The South End Picnic Area, as it is officially called, is in a wooded area. It has fifteen tables but no grills. Picnickers are welcome to bring their own propane or butane camp stoves, but no charcoal or wood-burning grills are allowed. All tables are taken on a first come, first served basis.

A modern restroom facility is located on Emmitsburg Road. The picnic area backs up to the road, and a short, paved path leads the restroom from the tables.

South End Picnic Area at Gettysburg National Military Park

South End Picnic Area at Gettysburg National Military Park

VISITOR CENTER PICNIC TABLES

Picnic tables are located around the various parking lots at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. There are no grills, and no fires of any type are allowed. All tables are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Parking Lot #1, the main parking lot, has a few tables located along the sidewalk to the Visitor Center. At the far end of the parking lot is a larger area of tables.

Picnic tables at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center parking lots

Picnic tables at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center parking lots

Picnic tables at the far end of Parking Lot #1 at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

Picnic tables at the far end of Parking Lot #1 at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

Behind the Visitor Center is a covered picnic pavilion that can be reserved for events. Again, no fires of any type are allowed.

Covered picnic shelter at Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

Covered picnic shelter at Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

A large picnic area with nearly two dozen tables is located in the RV Parking Lot, the one closest to the Baltimore Pike entrance. In addition to the picnic area, there is a bike rental shop.

Picnic area at the RV Parking Lot for the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

Picnic area at the RV Parking Lot for the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

Picnic area at the RV Parking Lot for the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

Picnic area at the RV Parking Lot for the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

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Last updated on October 28, 2022
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