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Picnicking at Ramsey Lake

For large groups, Shady Grove and Lakeview picnic areas offer ideal surroundings. Both have shelters, water, tables, stoves and privies. Shady Grove also has playground equipment. For people who prefer smaller, more secluded picnics, Fox Knoll, Coon Ridge and Blackberry Fork picnic areas are popular choices. These sites have tables and stoves and are located in shady areas on knolls overlooking the lake.  Shelters can be reserved through the Reserve America website at