News Release 439

Media Advisory: Tour of closed Big Lake State Park

Volume 38-438 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Judd Slivka

AUG., 3, 2010

WHO: Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Director of Communications, Judd Slivka

WHAT: Media-only tour of Big Lake State Park, which was closed due to flooding after a nearby levee breached on June 17. 

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Big Lake State Park entrance, Craig, Mo.

WHY: The park has been closed since and faces more than $100,000 in repairs in just the first phase of restoration. Park workers feverishly working to get a portion of the park open for Labor Day. The adjoining areas suffered severe crop losses and numerous homes in Big Lake Village were also flooded out.

The Department of Natural Resources will also be launching a fundraising campaign to “Remake Big Lake.” 

RSVP required. Please RSVP to DNR Communications Office at 573-751-1010.