Tishomingo State Park


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Tishomingo State Park


Location:2 miles south of Tishomingo off MS 25 at Milepost 304 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Facilities:62 developed campsites (with electrical hookups, restrooms, and showers), primitive tent camping area, 6 vacation cabins, group camp, picnic areas, 3 pavilions with electricity, nature trails (13 miles), swimming pool, boat launch, canoe rental, volleyball area, playgrounds, 18-hole disc golf course, compass course, worship services, museum/interpretive center.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, float trips (daily from mid-April through mid-October).
Special Features:Park takes its name from Chief Tishomingo, leader of the Chickasaw nation. Located in the foothills of the Appalachians, the park features a landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive moss-covered boulders dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans. The scenic Natchez Trace Parkway runs directly through the park.
Address:PO Box 880
Tishomingo, MS 38873

Phone:662-438-6914
Web: www.mdwfp.com/parkView/parks.asp?ID=1816
Size: 1,386 acres.

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Along the way, there's boating and fishing at Laurel Hill Lake in Lawrenceville, Tennessee (931-762-7200), and hiking, camping, and nature trails at Tishomingo State Park in Mississippi (662-438-6914).
In northern Mississippi, the most popular canoeing streams are Bear Creek at the Tishomingo State Park and the Buttahatchee River farther south around Columbus.
In the northeastern part of the state, our boundaries are home to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, perfect for camping and hiking in Tishomingo State Park (M-List Best Hiking Area/Destination).
Situated at the very end of the Appalachian foothills, Tishomingo State Park houses massive rock formations and waterfalls unusual in the rest of the state.
In the northern part of the state, a drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway will provide numerous, scenic vistas of trees arrayed in all their glory, and a hike in Tishomingo State park on a cool, crisp fall morning will satiate one's passion for autumnal color.
Wedged in the Northeast corner of the state, Tishomingo State Park is an area rich with grandeur and history.
The 1,530 acres of Tishomingo State Park, named after a Chickasaw Indian Chief, are packed with Mother Nature's best outdoor recreation.
BEST HIKING DESTINATION: TIE: Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo; Clark Creek Natural Area, Pond