Trail of Tears State Forest

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
The Trail of Tears State Forest sits in the beautiful state of Illinois, providing local and out-of-state visitors with a fabulous place to visit on any weekend. This state forest is situated in the western Union County, and it covers over 5,000 acres of land. The Trail of Tears State Forest was reserved to preserve the land for the growth of timber as it was necessary at the time. Now, it is a fabulous place that many visitors come to each day.

When you come and visit this state forest, you will find many different amenities that are available for your enjoyment. There are many different trails, restrooms, picnic shelters, picnic tables, dump stations, a visitor center, equestrian trails, biking trails, and open availability for camping, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, metal detecting and so much more. 

During your trip to the Trail of Tears State Forest, you must follow the rules and regulations that are enforced by the state forest region. Dogs must be licensed, tagged, and vaccinated before they can enter the park, and female pooches in heat and young pups under four months old must remain back at home. 

Dogs must be well-mannered before they come to the Trail of Tears State Forest as this park does not tolerate any destructive behavior, and humans must pick up and watch over their pooches while they are here. Humans should also carry water and dog bags for all of their fun times in this park. 

Camping is available at the Trail of Tears State Forest, but reservations are required. You can make a reservation on the park's main website or in the park's main office. Overall, the Trail of Tears State Forest is a fabulous place to visit on any day of the week. If you have a chance to visit this park, it is highly suggested. You will not be disappointed with this state forest. 

Address
3240 State Forest Road
Jonesboro, IL 62952
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Address
3240 State Forest Road
Jonesboro, IL 62952
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