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News Release 075

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2014 Volume 42-14-075 

Big Lake State Park campground to open May 23 for Memorial Day weekend

Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri State Parks will be welcoming campers to Big Lake State Park starting Friday, May 23 for Memorial Day weekend. The northwest Missouri park has been closed since a levee breach caused severe flooding and damage to the park in 2011.

“Since 1932, Big Lake State Park has been a spot for visitors to enjoy the outdoors, and we’re pleased to be able to once again welcome campers to the park,” said Bill Bryan, Missouri State Parks director.

The re-opened campground includes 58 electric camp sites, 18 basic camp sites and one shower house. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the day use area, which includes a shelter with capacity for 100 people. The boat ramp will also be available for recreational use of the oxbow lake for which the park is named.

Campsites will be available first come, first served through June 30. Starting June 1, visitors will be able to make reservations for July 1 arrival online at mostateparks.com or by calling 1-877-ICampMo.

Big Lake State Park is located 11 miles southwest of Mound City on Highway 111 in Holt County. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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