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at Trail of Tears State Park

a man in a kayak on the lakeboat ramp symbol


Access both Lake Boutin and the Mississippi River using one of the two concrete boat launches within the park. Electric motors only are allowed on Lake Boutin. The Mississippi River boat launch is inaccessible when the Cape Girardeau River Stage is above 35 feet or below 14 feet. When the river is high, the road floods and cuts off access to the area.