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.


Jefferson Goodman

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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

Tracey Miller

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Really nice well maintained park & campgrounds!

Larry Christy

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Relaxing and interesting

Ted Krischak

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jennifer Harris

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016