Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson

4.3
#32 of 62 in Nature in Missouri
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  • We visited on a very foggy day. It was beautiful even though we could not see the river from the vantage points. The ride through the park was neat and the changing leaves were beautiful to see. We co...  more »
  • It was a nice day for a bike ride out to Trail of Tears State Park. One of the campgrounds is near the Mississippi River. The Visitor Center is well worth seeing, too. Lots of interesting information ...  more »
  • 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,...  more »
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  • Nicely situated with beautifully manicured grounds. Has wooded area also. RV camping right beside the great Mississippi River. Welcome center and within park has abundant information about the forced migration of the Cherokee tribes from the south eastern states to Oklahoma Since originally posting about the park have learned that the ladies that established the horticulture club in cape Girardeau created the story of the Cherokee princess to help to bring tourism to Cape Girardeau. It worked. Also there's not a word in the Cherokee language for princess
  • Watched the Great American Eclipse from the overlook overlooking the Mississippi River. Had a great time. Department of Conservation managed traffic flow and parking extremely well. A great day allow in all.
  • Great visitor center and Ranger, due to accident did not complete hike of Peewah trail, looking forward to returning.
  • This was our first visit to Trail of Tears and we enjoyed a pleasant night of camping. The overlook is incredible. The nature trail at the Visitor Center was also a nice hike.
  • A very nice, well maintained state run park, in memory of the government's forced relocation of the Cherokee Tribe in the mid 1800s. The small lake has a nice swim beach that is kept very clean. Water is tested regularly, with results posted.

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