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Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo

(4.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Tishomingo State Park is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, northeast of Tupelo. The major feature of the park is Bear Creek Canyon and its generous outcrops of Hartselle Sandstone. The boulders and towering cliffs of this rock, together with the outcrops of Bangor Limestone and the creek which carves through it all, compose "some of the most picturesque and rugged scenery in the state." Activities in the park include canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, and hiking.GeographyThe park pays tribute to Tishomingo County's remarkable geography of massive rock formations, found here and in the immediately surrounding areas but nowhere else in Mississippi. The cliffs, valleys and abundant outcroppings of carboniferous sandstone and limestone represent the southwestern extremity of the Southern Appalachian Plateau.
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  • We enjoyed walking around this park and enjoying some of it's trails! We went on the last Sunday in February and the park was pretty busy! There were lots of families enjoying the sunny day! There wer...  more »
  • Great park with many scenic views as Tishomigo State Park offers The Swinging Bridge. Much great scenery, good for family reunions Pictures. Much to do. Very clean upkeep with this State Park in Missi...  more »
  • Overall, Tishomingo was a nice place for family camping. We were disappointed in the low lake level and the size of the camping spots but the hiking trails were great!  more »
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  • Cool place to explore for the casual adventurer. The pool is closed for the season, but it should look closed. It looks like it's just catching leaves and making algae, and the fact that the spouts are still on indicates that it has been well neglected as the seasons shift and the weather cools down. The volleyball net needs to be updated, as well as the entire restroom facility near the pool/playground area. The trails are pleasant and peaceful with lots of human contact. The old house is cool too. It's a neat place to go for people who are looking for an enjoyable afternoon or perhaps weekend but not a place to really rough it or hardcore adventure. In conclusion: beautifully enjoyable place to go for a short period of time.
  • What a great little park, full of activities and nature. You can canoe/kayak, hike, rock climb, disc golf and camp all in one park. If you're in Memphis, this is the closest "nice" state park you'll find. Usually not over ran with people either. Our favorite quick weekend outdoors getaway.
  • This park has held some of the best memories for me and my family! We've been multiple times and still have not explored the whole place. the camping is great... you can be in a little area without being right next to another tent. We took our dogs and they loved it. there are some great rocks and bouldering that you can climb and mess around with. My favorite is the canoeing. Its gorgeous and breathtaking! The water is smooth and can be fast and fun if the water level is high. I've been when the water level is low and when its high. both times were fun but when its low its a little safer. We've found some great bugs and wildlife. There are some great historic things to visit and explore. I highly recommend this as a day trip or weekend camping. We will definitely go again.
  • Great State Park. Nice place decent sites some can be kind of tough but if you plan ahead you can get a great spot. Has a super nice super clean bath house. Not too far away from a major highway and Walmart and grocery stores. Within walking distance of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Plenty to do and plenty to see. Yes the lake stays low but it's not because of a "hole in the dam", it's because of a geological change that has happened to the area over time since the lake was built. The front office has a letter that explains this in great detail.
  • My Dad helped build this park as a member of the CCC's and I've been coming here all my life,I have so many memories of my Dad and my childhood here! This place is full of history and craftsmanship and that makes it priceless! The staff is nice and the park is clean and beautiful and u can't beat the rental rates, it's well worth what u pay! I have recommended this place to everyone I can think of and always will!