Big Lake State Park

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Big Lake State Park
Missouri State Park
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Big Lake (the curved area in the upper left) on June 15, 2011 during the 2011 Missouri River floods with the Missouri River in the foreground. The park itself is on the east side (the top of the lake in the photo)
Country United States
State Missouri
County Holt
Elevation 860 ft (262 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°05′05″N 95°20′35″W / 40.08472°N 95.34306°W / 40.08472; -95.34306Coordinates: 40°05′05″N 95°20′35″W / 40.08472°N 95.34306°W / 40.08472; -95.34306 [1]
Area 407.41 acres (165 ha) [2]
Established 1932
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Big Lake State Park

Big Lake State Park is a state park located in northwest Missouri, United States. The 407-acre (165 ha) 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.[3]

Accommodations in the park have been destroyed by various Missouri River floods. In 2016, the park became the first in the state to offer rental cabins that are still on wheels and could be moved in case of a flood.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Big Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State parks...estimated acres" (PDF). Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Big Lake State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.newspressnow.com/social/article_6bd3e32f-f2f6-5ab0-ad43-042a9859aaff.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_St._Joseph_News-Press

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