Trail of Tears State Park

429 Moccasin Springs Rd.
Jackson, MO 63755- Map It
Phone: (573) 290-5268

AAA Editor Notes

Trail of Tears State Park is at 429 Moccasin Springs Rd. The 3,415-acre park contains a portion of the Trail of Tears, the route used by the Cherokees on their forced march to Oklahoma. This tract consists of wooded hills and valleys and high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Deer, turkeys, hawks and foxes live year-round in the park; bald eagles come for the winter. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Park open daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Apr.-Oct.; 7-6, rest of year. Visitor Center open Wed.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5, May-Sept.; Thurs.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5 in Oct; Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, Mar.-Apr. and Nov. Beach daily dawn-dusk, mid-May to mid-Sept. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.