News Release 295

Informational meeting planned Sept. 3 at Trail of Tears State Park

Volume 39-295 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., AUG. 29, 2011 -- The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Trail of Tears State park near Jackson. The informational meeting will be begin at 3 p.m. at the visitor center and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations. Recent improvements at the park include repairs to the road leading into the Mississippi River campground and renovations to Lake Boutin’s beach that made it possible to reopen.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Trail of Tears State is located is located 10 miles east of Fruitland, off Highway 61 North on Highway 177. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling Trail of Tears State Park directly at 573-290-5268 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit