8.3 Good
Jackson, Missouri

Trail of Tears State Park

Jackson, Missouri

429 Moccasin Springs Rd
Jackson, Missouri 63755
Phone: (573) 290-5268

Sites: 54
Recent Rate: $20 9/2016

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Latitude: 37.453483325487
Longitude: -89.461428523064
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The Mississippi river campground is really pretty because at almost every site you can see the river and their is full hookup but the hookup points are weird. We needed to use 30 feet of sewer hose to reach the hookup. If you are looking to be more private lake boutin campground is the way to go. We camped at Trail of Tears State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small park and the trains run very close to the camping area. There are at least two trains that come through during the night. There is a pit toilet in the campground. The bath house has flush toilets, but it's located quite a long way down the road. The full hookup sites are large and level. It's very pleasant to sit in your site and watch the barges going down the river. We camped at Trail of Tears State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground (another is near Lake Boutin) is right next to the Mississippi River and in a serene setting until the trains start to come through, including the middle of the night, and because there is a crossing, the engineers lay on the horn. It could wake the dead and probably has. The shower house is quite a hike from the campground, especially on a hot day. If you shower in the large stall, the motion sensor light can't see you and suddenly you will be in the dark. Not a good feeling. Other than that, the park was quite nice and peaceful. Relatively clean, but not spotless. We camped at Trail of Tears State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our stay here! We stayed in site ten under a big cottonwood tree. From our "backyard" you could see the barges move up and down the river. Also, there where train tracks with maybe a train or two a day going by. The park has trails and overlooks. Our site was level and next to the nicest campground hosts that we have ever meet. We camped at Trail of Tears State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Mississippi River Campground. Sites 4 through 10 have sewer hookups. Sites 1 through 10 have great views of the Mississippi River. There are lots of trees for shade. The pads are paved. We stayed 10 days this time. We have been here two other times. It is one of the few places where you can watch the towboats on the Mississippi while sitting beside your RV. Reservations are available. There is a coffee house and internet cafe in Cape Girardeau with free wireless internet. We camped at Trail of Tears State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2005 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hookup sites are as close as you can get to the Mississippi River -- we could see the river from our campsite. Be forewarned: a railroad track goes right between the campground and the river (well fenced off for safety). Kids absolutely loved seeing the trains come through, but mom and dad didn't care for the noise during the middle of the night! Two trains came during the night and a couple more during the day. The full hookup sites are also VERY close together. Other than those negatives, the state park is beautiful, with a lot of unique wildlife and plantlife and some very interesting history regarding the Cherokee Indian relocation during the 1830s. The campground and playground areas are very well maintained and the campground hosts we met were very helpful and friendly. We camped at Trail of Tears State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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