Big Lake State Park

Flooded state parks update
6:45 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

One Mo. state park still closed, another partially open, nearly 1 year after flood

Flood waters from the Missouri River cover most of Big Lake State Park in the summer of 2011.
via Flickr/MissouriDNRPhoto

Progress has been made on one of two flood-damaged state parks in northwest Missouri.

Big Lake and Lewis & Clark State Parks were underwater for several weeks during last summer’s severe flooding along the Missouri River.  Lewis and Clark, about 20 miles southwest of St. Joseph, has reopened for day use only.  Missouri State Parks Superintendent Bill Bryan says the campground is still closed.

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Missing Trooper
7:54 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Search for Mo. state trooper now recovery effort

Big Lake, Mo., where recovery efforts for the body of Missouri State Police trooper Fred Guthrie Jr. are taking place. Guthrie was helping with flood duties in Holt County on Monday when he apparently was swept away by the flood waters.
(via Flickr/Kansas City District)

Updated 7:50 a.m. Wednesday:

Searchers located the body of Fred Guthrie's patrol dog Reed on Tuesday afternoon near Mo. Highway 118 in Holt County, about 100 yards from the location where Trooper Guthrie's truck and boat were found on Monday. The search for the trooper's body continues.

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