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Big Lake State Park

Big Lake State Park is a public recreation area located in northwest Missouri. The 407-acre state park was established in 1932 at the northern end of the state's largest oxbow lake, Big Lake. Park activities include boating, camping, picnicking, fishing, and swimming. Big Lake State Park also offers rental cabins. 

For additional information visit the website. 

Big Lake State Park Website

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Does the Village or the BLIA oversee the Big Lake State Park?

Big Lake State Park is operated solely by Missouri State Parks.

Is Big Lake State Park open fully following the 2019 Flood?

The park is open for day use, RV camping and the cabins are available. For updated information contact Missouri State Parks. 

Missouri State Parks

Is fishing allowed at Big Lake? 

Yes, with a Missouri State fishing license! The shallow waters of Big Lake create a fertile home for many species of fish, including bass, catfish, crappie and carp.

Fishing License Information

The Missouri Department of Conservation is responsible for enforcing fishing regulations on Big Lake.  A Missouri fishing license is required and can be purchased online. Helpful Links have been provided below.   

Obtain a Fishing License Here

Missouri Fishing Regulations

Water Patrol - Who keeps the water safe? 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is responsible for enforcing water way laws on Big Lake. All Water Patrol division information can be found on their website. A link has been provided below for your convenience.

Missouri State Highway Water Patrol Division

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