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Trail of Tears State Park

429 Moccasin Springs Rd, Jackson, MO 63755-8295
+1 573-290-5268
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Great Place For Solar Eclipse Viewing

Another great Missouri State Park! When we arrived the day of the solar eclipse, the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joplin, Missouri
Beautiful views

We love to take family and friends to the overview park and the very best part of this hidden jem... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to Oklahoma crossed the Mississippi River during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. The park’s visitor center tells the tale of the thousands who died on the forced march, as well as the park’s many natural features. The park also has a cheerier side: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish in both the Mississippi River and Lake Boutin, and majestic views of the Mississippi River and beyond.
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  • Poor2%
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429 Moccasin Springs Rd, Jackson, MO 63755-8295
+1 573-290-5268
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great Missouri State Park! When we arrived the day of the solar eclipse, the grounds and visitor center were immaculate, and the friendly park staff was out in force directing traffic/parking, giving information, etc. I especially enjoyed the exhibits inside the visitor center. There's...More

Thank Shannon64804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to take family and friends to the overview park and the very best part of this hidden jem is the beach/swim area complete with sand on a large lake.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is in a beautiful setting along the Mississippi River. There are trails and fishing opportunities. But the history is well-presented in the Visitor Center. The site is where various Indian tribes crossed the river on their forced march from their homelands to the...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i joined a small group of folks to view the solar eclipse last weekend. my friend and i were in a tent in the part of the park occupied mostly by RV visitors. the gathering was uncrowded and peaceful -- overall, a good place to...More

Thank buckwheat-1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park overall is small but very nice. We stayed in the riverside campground in a motorhome with a group. The other campground in this park is much prettier but does not have electric. During our stay the campground “host” continually harassed us about having...More

1  Thank mateo-taiji
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park. Beautiful views. Wish there were more bathrooms instead of port-a-potties. The river overlook was great. We were there at sunset and it was beautiful.

Thank merryheart523
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful state park that is kept clean. There is a river overlook that is breath taking. Hiking & horseback trails. A lake to swim in and even a camp ground.

Thank dwnb2014
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My family and I stopped by for a visit. We visited the visitors center first. My kids, ages 6 and 9 kept busy with several kids activities while my husband and I read the history of the forced removal of the Indians. We all watched...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Love going here, you will get your excersise on the trail but it's a lot of fun! Really pretty during fall!

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My Friend who lives in the area, Cape Giardeau, gave my mother and I a tour of the area in March 2016. My mother was 84 at the time and in a wheelchair and everything was accessible to her. This place is beautiful and peaceful....More

2  Thank enriquecortez1962
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10 August 2016|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
I will provide you with their phone number, because I honestly don't know. (573) 209-5268. It is a state park. The gates close at 10 p.m. if I remember correctly. You should be able to reach someone at this number during... More
17 June 2016|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
We have not camped here, but the sites look nice. I will provide you with their phone number, so you can get the most updated information on renting your campsite. (573) 209-5268. Have a nice stay!
Julie O
31 August 2015|
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Response from Gregory Y | Reviewed this property |
No wi fi but you can get cell signal . I use Sprint