Big Lake State Park
fishing and abundant waterfowl have made Big Lake State Park one of
northwest Missouri’s most popular outdoor recreation areas. The park is located on Missouri’s largest
oxbow lake, which was formed by the Missouri River before its course was
controlled by channelization.
just off Interstate 29 between Kansas City and Omaha, Big Lake State Park
was one of the first public recreation areas in northwest Missouri. Today, visitors to the 407-acre park can
enjoy picnic areas, a swimming pool, boat launching, fishing, bird
watching, dining in the park’s restaurant and facilities for lodging and
also has a large marsh that preserves an example of an early-day Missouri
landscape. With the park’s location
on Big Lake and Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge nearby, the area is a
major feeding and resting place for birds and migratory waterfowl.
are welcome to stay overnight in the park’s motel or rent one of the
comfortable lakeshore cabins that are available. You will find Big Lake State Park to be a
restful and peaceful place, but one that also provides fun,w ater sports and
outstanding bird watching.
Lake Improvement Association
information on statewide seasons, current surveys, migrations &
regulations, click here.