Trail of Tears State Forest

3240 State Forest Road

Trail of Tears, one of Illinois' state forests, is situated in western Union County, five miles northwest of Jonesboro and 20 miles south of Murphysboro. Just over 5,000 acres are within the State Forest.

The State Forest System in Illinois was established to set aside lands for the growing of timber needed in production of forest products, for watershed protection and to provide outdoor recreation. Trail of Tears State Forest is a multiple-use site managed for timber, wildlife, ecosystem preservation, watershed protection and recreation.


jennifer rogers

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

There are plenty of camp sites some have a pavilion with a fire pit in them.Very nice views of the state park and trails,they have the park very maintained for people to visit and use for camping and recreation.A great place for families to go to enjoy!

Ann Holloway

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

The camping is great out here. I love it.

Jefferson Goodman

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Excellent, amazingly beautiful! Great place to ride gravel bicycles. Will definitely be coming back.

Andrew Schwartz

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Love this place!

Gary Dahmer

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018