Big Lake State Park Article

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Big Lake State Park
Aerial view of Big Lake, Missouri 9-2-2013.JPG
Big Lake and Big Lake State Park from the air
Map showing the location of Big Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Big Lake State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Big Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Big Lake State Park
Big Lake State Park (the US)
Location Holt, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 40°05′05″N 95°20′35″W / 40.08472°N 95.34306°W / 40.08472; -95.34306
BIG LAKE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

40°05′05″N 95°20′35″W / 40.08472°N 95.34306°W / 40.08472; -95.34306
[1]
Area407.41 acres (164.87 ha) [2]
Elevation860 ft (260 m) [1]
Established1932 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Big Lake State Park

Big Lake State Park is a public recreation area located in northwest Missouri, United States. The 407-acre (165 ha) 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. [4] Because park accommodations have been repeatedly destroyed by Missouri River floods, the park began using wheeled rental cabins that can be moved in the event of flooding in 2016. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Big Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Big Lake State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Big Lake State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Big Lake State Park opens portable cabins". St. Joseph News-Press. May 29, 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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