Launch your own canoe, kayak or raft into Big River. Park Hours Park hours Weather Check Weather Coordinates 38.086051, -90.662420 Park HoursPark Grounds: Sunrise to sunset, year-round. November through March The roads to the upper picnic shelter, pool complex, cabins and the river bottoms are closed to vehicles. They are open to foot traffic. Thunderbird Lodge hours April 1-14 Closed April 15 - May 15 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday May 16 - Sept. 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Sept. 16 - Oct. 31 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday November through March Closed Interpretive Center hoursSunrise to sunset, year-round Park Office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round. Please note there may be times when the office is closed while staff are working in the park.