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Boat Launch

at Big Lake State Park

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Big Lake is a favorite spot in northwest Missouri for boating. The park offers a boat launch to make access to the lake easy and convenient. For those who don’t have a boat, the park rents two- and three-person canoes and single-person kayaks along with life jackets and paddles. Visitors can stop by the campground check station or park office to see what’s available.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, year-round.

Park Office hours

 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round