A little info about camping at Trail of Tears State Park near Jackson, MO. There are two camping areas in the park, the Lake Boutin Campground and the Mississippi River Campground. We were camped at the Mississippi campground.
The Lake Boutin campground has 35 basic campsites only, no electric, no water hookups, and no sewers. There are two potable faucets where you can fill your fresh water tank and there is a dump station. The roads are narrow and the sites are rather short. This campground is perfect for tent campers or those with a small popup who want a real camping experience.
The Mississippi River Campground has 18 reservable sites, 7 of those are full hookup sites and the remainder are electric only. The full hookup sites are very close together and back up to a view of the Mississippi and also a set of railroad tracks. The electric only sites have much better spacing between them and most back up to a woodland view. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table and there is also a community campfire ring. There is potable water available in the campground along with a dump station and a vault toilet. There is a shower house, restroom, and laundry about 2 tenths of a mile from the campsites. There is also a playground and pavilion located next to the showerhouse.
Here's a pic of the electric only sites and the community campfire area in the foreground.
A view of the spacing between the full hookup sites.