Things to Do

Big Oak Tree State Park

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Credit: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Credit: Myers

Driving along the rural highways in southeast Missouri, travelers may notice an abundance of farmland. Amid this farmland, near East Prairie, 1,029 acres of the area’s original landscape has been preserved and stands out above the rest.

This island of trees in a sea of agriculture is known as Big Oak Tree State Park. A boardwalk allows visitors to walk alongside champion trees and through wetlands. Hiking trails, picnic sites and a playground are available. The park is managed by Trail of Tears State Park.


13640 S. Highway 102
East Prairie, MO 63845

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages