Picnic Area

at Big Lake State Park


Sit at one of the picnic sites in the picnic area to enjoy a quick lunch or leisurely dinner with friends. Some sites are accessible. A playground is available in the day-use area. Restrooms are also available.

Picnic Shelter

For your group get-togethers, there is an open picnic shelter with electricity located in the day-use area. It can be reserved for $35 per day. If not reserved, the shelter is available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Shelter capacity is approximately 75 guests per outing. 

Shelter Reservations

To reserve the shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 660-442-3770. If available, fill out the Shelter Reservation Application and mail it to the park for approval. Submission of this application does not guarantee reservation of the shelter.