The Big Sugar Creek State Park is a state park and recreation area in Pineville, Missouri. It is a massive park, covering more than two thousand acres of land.
Featuring an outstanding oak and oak-pine woodlands and rugged landscape of rare shrubs and trees that are not commonly found in the state of Missouri anymore, the Big Sugar Creek State Park is an excellent natural area where folks can go get in touch with nature through a visit. It was created in 1992 as a means of preserving some portions of the Elk River water system, specifically the Big Sugar Creek, as it is a part of the said body of water.
The most popular activity at the park is hiking. It has a three mile hiking trail that goes through shady upland woodlands and sunny grassy glades, punctuated by rock ledges.