Due to damage from 2011 Missouri River flooding, Big Lake State Park remains closed until further notice. As repairs are completed and areas reopened, updates will be provided.
The main picnic area, boardwalk and park office have reopened for public use after major 2011 flooding. Certain other areas remain closed from flood damage, and will be reopened as repairs are completed.
Alta Shelter is closed until further notice due to fire damage. Cochran and Walnut shelters remain open for reservation and use.
Pets, food and disposable containers are not allowed on the trail to the shut-ins. This includes disposable drink containers. Please be prepared by bringing drinking water in a non-disposable container.
Milling demonstrations have been suspended until repairs to the mill are made. Tours will still be offered, but the milling demonstration will not be included.