MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Past Years Campground Hosts & Volunteers - Groups

The duties that the group may volunteer to do may consist of the following:

  • clean up litter
  • remove invasive species
  • assist with special event
  • trail cleanup or trail maintenance
  • park cleanup or park maintenance
  • river cleanup
  • other duties as assigned and agreed upon

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Sunday, November 01, 2020 and Friday, December 31, 2021

About Trail of Tears State Park

Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to Oklahoma crossed the Mississippi River during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. The park’s visitor center tells the tale of the thousands who died on the forced march, as well as the park’s many natural features. The park also has a cheerier side: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish in both the Mississippi River and Lake Boutin, and majestic views of the Mississippi River and beyond. Its location right on the river makes the park one of the best places in Missouri for viewing migratory waterfowl.