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Tishomingo State Park


Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Indians in the area now encompassed by the park as early as 7000 B.C.; the park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Today's visitors to Tishomingo State Park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the Indians centuries ago. Tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi. Massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by Native Americans.


Onyx Xteriors

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
When I drove up for the first time in over 20 years of being here, I was not happy it was after 5 PM and they still charged me $4 to get in just for a couple of hours. The first stop I made was at the old cabin which was still in great shape and the waterfall behind it was still there. This was a short but very peaceful stop. My knees give me problems so I was not there for an extensive hike. Next I stopped at the swinging bridge. I did notice it was soon to be in need of some repairs. Once across the bridge, I had a choice of left or right. I remember the path makes a huge circle. So I chose left. Climbed the first steps. Then crossed a wood bridge. Then another small set of steps....and saw step after step after step. Ok time to turn around and try the right side. It went on a low slope and gentle walking path by the water. After about 15 minutes I found a nice area I could listen to the Rapids and even let my dog play in the water. I wanted the rest of the time till dark just relaxing. My initial thoughts of complaining about the amount were wrong. I would have played twice as much. Thank you to the park. I will return to enjoy this again.

Deb Willis

Monday, April 30, 2018
This was our first visit and this park is absolutely beautiful!!! So much to see and trails to explore everywhere. The pad for our camper was concrete and almost level and we saw that most of the pads were in very good shape. Water and electric available and all with a view of the lake, which was up quite well when we went! Our only complaint is that of the three bathhouses, only one was in service and one that was partially in service. The one closest to our site was out of service. I understand problems arise, but it appeared this one had been out of service for some time. It would have been nice to have been notified by the host when we came in and to have seen on the website that not all bathhouses were usable. Thankfully we were prepared, but not all who camp, especially tent campers, have that option.

Jesse D

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Absolutely stunning park. Many RV pads with water and electricity around the lake and most of them are level. Nice little cabins for rent, tons of camp sites, a few pavilions you can rent and a nice playground and swimming pool for the kids. They even have an 18 hole disc golf course. There are signs indicating that there is top rope climbing and bouldering in multiple locations at the park but it was a little wet to venture out and see them. Definitely worth the stop!

Jennifer Buckley

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Fantastic location for solo campers such as myself, family & recreational use! Trails on site and surrounding area is serene with wildlife and great staff. Also very convenient access off the Natchez Trace. I'm hooked and will return.

Alan Prentiss

Monday, June 18, 2018
Place is run down. Needs mowing, the aircondition is out in the bath house and was told by staff that the government is not funding the parks. One of the bath house has had the same sign up for 3 years saying closed for the season. I remember years ago when this park was top notch. Really sad now. The pool was not open after being told it was going to be filled Thursday. Staff states "we are running behind " But hey, we have the hiking trails.

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