Release Date

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 11, 2022 – Since March 2019, the campground at Big Lake State Park has been closed due to major flood damage. As soon as repairs to the damaged levee were completed, work began on reopening the park’s campsites. Thanks to Big Lake State Park team members and the Missouri State Parks northern construction crews’ hard work cleaning and repairing the sites, the campground will reopen May 16.

Campsites open and available for reservation include sites 1 through 8 (50-amp electric), sites 10 through 15 (30-amp electric) and sites 17 through 30 (30-amp electric). The camper cabins and all other campsites in the Big Lake State Park campground remain closed at this time for repairs and upgrades.

The north campground shower house and restroom facility will be available for the convenience of campground patrons. The freshwater fill-up and dump/cleanout station is also available for customer use.

While reservations are strongly recommended due to limited capacity, they are not required. Reservations, including same-day reservations, can be made by contacting the Reservation Call Center at 877-422-6766 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or by visiting

Big Lake State Park is located at 204 Lake Shore Drive, Craig. For questions, please contact 660-771-6341.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Contact Information