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Hiking, picnicing, camping, or just watching the river

Treat yourself to a scenic drive through the park any time of the year. Full camping hook-ups are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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A wonderful place for a quick stop or a longer stay depending on your preference. Easy to navigate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Missouri Route 177, 8 miles north of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703-6040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Treat yourself to a scenic drive through the park any time of the year. Full camping hook-ups are available at the campground overlooking the Mississippi River, while primitive camp sites are available in the upper camp ground in the woods. Several opportunities for hiking and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place for a quick stop or a longer stay depending on your preference. Easy to navigate and definitely one of the parks I feel safest at. Plenty of camping and hiking opportunities and scenic views to take in. Follow the main road to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ksandlin13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located about 8 miles north of Cape Girardeau, this is a very nice recreational park with comping facilities, hiking trials, areas for swimming, fishing, boating and cooking. It is also a reminder of the forced relocation of a number of Cherokee Indian groups who crossed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Love the trail that let's you look over the Mississippi River! Beutiful view! They have also made the lake handicapped accessible just recently, too! Very clean, family friendly park!

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank goodhart2017
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful area for young and old alike. We saw lots of vistas and wildlife enjoying a rare day of sunshine after a long cold winter. Thank you

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is one Missouri state park you will want to put on your list of places to see, if you are visiting the Cape Girardeau, MO area. You will find walking trails, campgrounds, a large lake, with a nice sandy beach, a very nice visitor's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I really enjoyed all of the signs and the monuments My family has some Cherokee and Choctaw in their heritage and this park gave me goosebumps

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Barb M
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I go here often to hike the trails with my dog! Beautiful scenery along the trails to hike. Good accommodations.

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Trail of Tears State Park is a really pretty park located along the mighty Mississippi River. We have been there during all four seasons, and each one has it's own unique beauty. You will see deer, so drive carefully. If you also enjoy visiting this...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We drove out to the Trail of Tears park, not realizing the Museum/Visitor Center was closed. We walked a ways on the boardwalk but then decided to drive to the Overlook. There's a nice view of the Mississippi River. We'll have to plan ahead next...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from Channie055 |
Thank you! Sounds beautiful!
21 August 2018|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
They have a designated swimming/wading area, which is roped off. (As best as I can remember it does have a sandy bottom). Depending on how much it has been raining, and the water run off will be the determining factor in how... More