Published: Winter 2011

Try Tishomingo State Park in Mississippi  

 

Tishomingo State Park is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, north of Tupelo. Activities in the park include canoeing, rock climbing, fishing and hiking.

Tishomingo's landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices is found nowhere else in Mississippi. Huge moss-covered boulders dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border old Indian trails. Archaeological excavations suggest the presence of Paleo Indians in the area of the park as early as 7000 BC. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. Many of the original buildings are still standing.

The park is named for an early leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. Tishomingo Park offers visitors seven hiking trails that range in length from 3/4 to 3 miles and in difficulty from easy to moderate The trails feature beautiful scenery, including natural springs, waterfalls and huge rock outcroppings. Bear Creek is encountered at a number of points by the trail system, and can itself be explored by canoe on one of the float trips offered at the park. Three popular disc golf courses are available, as is a variety of camping and lodging facilities.

The Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic road operated by the National Park Service and commemorating the historic Natchez Trace, runs directly through the park. Nearby Tishomingo County, Mississippi attractions include the popular skiing and boating destination Bay Springs Lake, Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam, Woodall Mountain, J.P. Coleman State Park and Pickwick Lake.

    Special Events:
  • 12th Annual Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament from Jan 21 2012 to Jan 22 2012
  • 15th Annual Spring Disc Golf Tournament from Mar 03 2012 to Mar 04 2012
  • 34th Annual Hollis Long Memorial Dulcimer Festival on Apr 21 2012
  • 15th Annual Fall Classic Disc Golf Tournament from Oct 13 2012 to Oct 14 2012
  • 26th Annual Fall Fling For The Young At Heart on Oct 18 2012
  • 34th Annual Archie Lee Memorial Dulcimer Festival on Oct 20 2012

Phone Park for More Information: :(662)438-6914

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