Beach

at Trail of Tears State Park

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The swimming beach on Lake Boutin features an accessible sidewalk and a restroom/change area. Swim at your own risk.

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a kid playing in the sand on the beach

Hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily

Coordinates

37.454699, -89.485693

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds

  • 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. April through October
  • 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. November through March

Overlook hours

7 a.m. to dusk, daily

Beach hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
Sunrise to sunset, daily

Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

The visitor center will open for the normal operating season in April for weekend use with recommended safety procedures and social-distancing guidelines in place. Hours of operation starting in April will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. From May through September, the visitor center will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Regular Hours

April through October (On-Season)

  • April
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
    Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday
  • May through September
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Oct. 1 through Nov. 1
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday

Nov. 2 through March (Off-Season)

  • Nov. 2 through March 19
    Closed
  • March 20-31
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
    Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through September
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • October
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday