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Trail of Tears State Park

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Address: 429 Moccasin Springs Rd, Jackson, MO 63755-8295
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+1 573-290-5268

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Lake Boutin Campground

We stayed at the Lake Boutin Campground over the labor day holiday. It was my first camping trip with my two daughters who are both preteens. We had a great time here. The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
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Saint Louis
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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. The Park Ranger was very helpful and knowledgeable. The next time I come down here... More 

2 Thank enriquecortez1962
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106 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visited Trail of Tears State Park in January 2017. It was a beautiful place to hike and visit. The overlook of the Mississippi River was very majestic and beautiful. Great place for this area!

1 Thank Anita K
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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367 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was a nice sunny day, so I decided to take a drive thru Trail of Tears State Park. I have been here many times. This place is simply amazing! Always something different to see or do depending on the season.

Thank Butterflydays
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I was pulling my Little Guy travel trailer across the country and found a listing for this park. I called to see if the sites with a view of the river were open in December. The park ranger actually returned my call at 7PM to encourage me to stay and pay with an honor system. I'm sorry I did not... More 

1 Thank Catherine C
Saint Peters
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420 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I am in the middle of visiting all the Missouri State Parks. I visited this park in the fall with all the leaves changing colors. The stunning Sassafras leaves carpeted the walkways and trails. The river overlook was nice treat, and I enjoyed the casual drive through the park. The trail I wanted to hike was closed for repairs. So,... More 

1 Thank barkus1968
Union, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Scenic drive past horse farms takes you to the rural setting of this park along the Mississippi River. Wonderful visitor's center with lots of interactive things for kids. Terrific nature walk behind the visitor's center. Beautiful scenic overlook of Mississippi River is a must see.

2 Thank kaw07
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on Monday for day trip. Center closed so the two of us explored on our own with two dogs. Two thumbs and two paws up. Great river and lake views. So wonderfully quiet except birds chirping, a boat being put on the river, and sound of breeze shaking colorful leaves to ground.

1 Thank Barb K
Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you love the forest & are anywhere near Cape Girardeau, be sure to visit. Acres of rugged, lovely woods, just turning color in Sept. The only sounds are birds & insects. There is a camp ground, a good visitor center, and an impressive stop overlooking the Mississippi. A deer jumped across the road before our car! Love this spot.

1 Thank AZrover41
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Lake Boutin Campground over the labor day holiday. It was my first camping trip with my two daughters who are both preteens. We had a great time here. The campground was great, with decent bathrooms and a showerhouse. The campground host was excellent and a very nice lady. The small lake was big enough for some... More 

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