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Trail of Tears State Park

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Trail of Tears State Park
Trail of Tears State Park Visitor Center

The Trail of Tears – the forced relocation of Cherokee people from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1830s – passed through this area. Exhibits cover the event.

The park offers camping; hiking, backpacking and equestrian trails; a lake; fishing; a swimming beach; picnicking; and an accessible overlook of the Mississippi River.

Note: The visitor center’s hours vary throughout the year; check the website for details.

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429 Moccasin Springs
Jackson, MO 63755

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Equestrian Trails
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash