Visitor Center

at Trail of Tears State Park

The visitor center is located down Moccasin Springs Road just past the park's main entrance. The center offers exhibits on both the Cherokee’s forced removal and information on the natural history within the park. Staff is available to answer questions and provide information on aspects of the cultural and natural history of the park as well as offer advice and information for hiking, fishing, camping and boating. There is also a 23-minute documentary film, “Trail of Tears,” produced by the National Park Service that is available to be played on demand.

an old wagon on display in the visitor center exhibits inside the visitor center rows of chairs inside the visitor center

 

Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday
  • May through September
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • October
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday

Coordinates

37.438729, -89.480984

Park Hours

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

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Visitor Center hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday
  • May through September
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • October
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
    12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
    Closed Monday through Friday