Camping

at Trail of Tears State Park

two men putting the fly on their tentDue to a wastewater project, Lake Boutin Campground is closed for the 2021 on-season. A small number of temporary basic campsites for tent camping only are available for walk-up registration in the River Day-Use Area next to the Mississippi River Campground between May 1 and Oct. 31, 2021. Please see park staff for availability upon arrival to the park.

Trail of Tears State Park offers basic, electric and sewer/electric/water campsites and a special-use camping area.

You are now able to reserve your Missouri State Parks campsite up to 12 months in advance, expanding from the previous six-month window. To make a reservation or view campsites details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the "Make a Reservation" link below and start planning your trip today. Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 877-ICampMO (877-422-6766). Printable campground maps are available for your reference by clicking the "Map" links.

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Camping Rates

Individual Campground Information

Campground

Available Dates

Showers/Water Available

Reservations

Types of Sites

Lake Boutin Campground (Map)
 
May 1-Oct. 31 May 1-Oct. 31 May 1-Oct. 31 Basic

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Mississippi River Campground  (Map)
 
Year-round April 1-Oct. 31 Year-round Electric, Sewer/Electric/Water

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Click here for a guide to the symbols.

Important Camping Information:
  • Reservable sites may be available on a day-by-day basis if the site is not reserved. Before occupying a site, check with the park staff or follow the directions on the posted card.
  • For weekend reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay of Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.
  • During the off-season (November through March), potable water is available from the frost-free spigot at the dump station.
  • The railroad near the Mississippi River Campground is still active.
  • Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
Other Types of Camping Areas Available in the Park:

Special-use Camping Area