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.
A day-use entry fee is charged for all day-use visitors. Day-use entrance fees are collected at the gatehouse.
Things to Do
The park's unique setting fills every activity with adventure. Activities and recreational facilities available at Tishomingo State Park include: picnic area with tables and grills, picnic pavilions, lodge facility, disc golf courses, compass course, hiking trails, playgrounds, multi-use field, volleyball court, and a swimming pool. Rock climbing is available by permit. Canoe trips and fishing are available on Bear Creek. Haynes Lake, a 45 acre fresh water lake, is available for fishing.
Park Photo Albums
Stay the Night
There are several options when it comes to staying overnight. The park offers 62 RV campsites, primitive campsite area, 6 cabins, 1 cottage, and a group camp facility. The campground is wooded and follows the edge of Haynes Lake. Cabins are located in wooded a area on rocky bluffs above Bear Creek.
Reservations are encouraged. Reservations can be made by online reservations or calling the park at (662) 438-6914. Our online reservation system is hosted by Reserve America.
Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules, and Regulations
First Day Hike
Ole' Tyme Music Gathering
Easter Egg Hunt
Swinging Bridge Trail Run
Native American Customs and Traditions
National Trails Day "Less Litter More Beauty Hike"
Fall Fling for the Young-at-Heart
"Trottin' the Trails" Trail Run for Thanksgiving Day
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Tishomingo State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.