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.


Big Lake State Park Missouri
7181, 204 Lake Shore Dr, Craig, MO 64437, United States



Park Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset, year-round.


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


Swimming fee: $2

Camping: $20.

Senior Rate: $19


Contact Details

Phone: (660) 771-6341, (660) 442-3770

Official Website: Big Lake State Park Missouri


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Big Lake State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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