at Sam A. Baker State Park

The Lodge Restaurant is the place to eat for great steak, catfish, fried chicken and Kansas City-style barbecue. Made of native stone, the dining lodge overlooks scenic Big Creek. For more information and the hours of operation, click on The Lodge Restaurant link to the right. 

The cabins, dining lodge, store and canoe rental are operated by your concession host, Michael Fleming. Raft and kayak rentals are also available. Let Mike or a member of his staff make your visit to Sam A. Baker State Park more enjoyable. For more information about the concession facilities, please call 573-856-4223 or visit their website.

Beginning April 2016

The Lodge Restaurant will be open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It will also be open for family dining on Memorial Day weekend, Mother's Day, Father's Day, July 4 and Labor Day weekend.

Event Rental

Rent the lodge for weddings, birthday parties, receptions, conferences, business retreats, family and  class reunions, and meetings!

Available: April 15-Oct. 31, Monday through Saturday


  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $150
  • 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. $150
  • All day: $250

Events can be catered or non-catered. A menu is available.