Camping

at Trail of Tears State Park

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

To view campsite details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the "Make a Reservation Now" link below. Printable campground maps are available for your reference by clicking the "Map" links.

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Camping Fees

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

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

Click here for a guide to the symbols.

Important Camping Information:
  • First-come, first-served basic sites are available. 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.
Park Gate

The park gate opens and closes at the following times. Campers arriving after the gate closes will need a code to get in.

  • 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. April through October
  • 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. November through March
Other Types of Camping Areas Available in the Park:

Special-use Camping Area