News Release 241

Missouri State Parks hosts open house Oct. 13 at Trail of Tears State Park

Volume 39-241 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house Saturday, Oct. 13 at Trail of Tears State Park near Jackson. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the park’s visitor center.

Representatives from the park will be on hand to review recent activities and projects at the facility including a new bridge for Sheppard Point Trail, the renovated Wescoat Shelter and upgrades to the beach area and dam renovation. Visitors are invited to share comments regarding park operations, services and future plans for development.

The open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Trail of Tears State Park is located approximately 12 miles north of Cape Girardeau and 12 miles east of Jackson off of Highway 177. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 573-290-5268. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.