Big Lake State Park - Temporarily Closed

Park Information

The park is temporarily closed due to area flooding and flood damage from 2019. For more information and updates, please click here.

Big Lake State Park is the perfect destination for a vacation or family gathering in northwest Missouri. The 407-acre state park offers everything visitors need to create a memorable vacation with a campground, camper cabins, day-use area and access to Big Lake.

The park is located adjacent to Big Lake, the largest remaining oxbow lake in Missouri. The park’s location provides easy access to the lake, which is popular for boating and fishing. The shallow lake also supports wetlands that create an ideal refuge for wetland bird species and migratory waterfowl.

The combination of activities provided by the lake and the amenities provided in the park make Big Lake State Park the perfect spot for a family vacation or an afternoon of fun.

Park Hours

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, year-round.

Park Office hours

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

Swimming Pool hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Noon – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Thursday
  • Noon – 7 p.m., Friday through Saturday
  • Noon – 6 p.m., Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday, except holidays