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Big Lake State Park

Park Information

Cool waters and abundant wildlife make Big Lake State Park a place to get away in northwest Missouri. Visitors can canoe and jet ski on the state's largest oxbow lake that adjoins the park or watch for smooth soft-shelled turtles lazing away the day in the park's marsh. Big Lake is a wetland that migrating birds use as a resting stop, affording bird watchers an unparalleled opportunity to see yellow-headed blackbirds, blue herons, soras and rails. Take advantage of the camping and lodging opportunities while you are there. 

Park Closed

Due to damage from 2011 Missouri River flooding, Big Lake State Park remains closed until further notice.  As repairs are completed and areas reopened, updates will be provided.