Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Tishomingo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tishomingo State Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Visted this state park from 10/12/2016-10/15/2016 . I found this to be one of the best state parks I have visited .The campground was in good condition the restrooms and showers was cleaned. The worke... read more »
I spent many days and nights at Tishomingo State Park as a child. I am happy I can bring my children here now. The trails are gorgeous. The campsites are well maintained and the bath houses are always... read more »
This is a review of cabins 6 are ccc boys and 7th newer. One I rented did not inc linens I paid an extra $15 / stay note to self bring coffee filters, oven mitt, steak and cooking knives. dish rag, wi... read more »
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!
A few of us used the Reserve America website to reserve several RV campsites for a weekend. We arrived Friday afternoon, checked in at the main gate, and drove straight to our campsites and set up. My 27 foot Airstream had a little trouble backing into the level, but narrow, concrete pad. The campsites were in a wooded area around a lake and each of our sites had a 50/30/15 Amp electrical hook-up, and water hook-up, but no sewer hookup. A short walk from the campsites was a bathhouse with showers. The showers had a few hooks and shelves but only had shower curtains for doors. I did not notice any laundry machines. A sewage dumping station was located nearby. No garbage cans on site, but some dumpsters are on the main road. Overall, the other campsites look clean & well-maintained, but many of the campsites on the lake side have severe drop offs around the concrete pads. There are few lights in the campgrounds, so therefore, carry a good flashlight if you are walking around at night. My AT&T cell phone and Verizon 4GLTE MiFi were usable. A few over the air TV channels were viewable, but none of the major networks. Tishomingo State Park has miles of beautiful hiking trails whining through forests with some massive rock formations. The park also has family cabins, geocaching opportunities, historic sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, swinging bridge, swimming pool, but nowhere to get anything inside the park. We had to leave to buy ice and additional firewood. The Tishomingo State Park is located right off the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 304. We camped at the Tishomingo State Park in Travel Trailers.
wonderful experience. can not wait to go back. my children loved the cabin & being able to hike trails when they wanted & take their time.
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