Trail of Tears State Park


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Trail of Tears State Park


Location:10 miles east of Fruitland, off Highway 61 N on Highway 177, in Cape Girardeau County.
Facilities:35 basic campsites, 10 electric campsites, 7 campsites with full hookups, showers, special use area, picnic sites, 2 picnic shelters, hiking and backpacking trails, equestrian trails, beach, boat ramp, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, lake and river fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A portion of this wilderness once was part of the route known as the Trail of Tears, a trail taken by Cherokee Indians in their forced march to the West. (See Trail of Tears National Historic Trail entry in national trails section.)
Address:429 Moccasin Springs
Jackson, MO 63755

Phone:573-334-1711
Web: www.mostateparks.com/trailoftears.htm
Size: 3,415 acres.

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