The Tishomingo State Park is located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo, Mississippi. The park was constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is named after an early leader of Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The park is full of history and scenic beauty.
The park's landscape includes massive rock formations and fern filled crevices that will not be found anywhere else in Mississippi. Large moss covered boulders dot the hillside and along the old Indian trails colorful wildflowers line the way.
Archaeological excavations have confirmed that Paleo Indians were in the area as early as 7000 B.C. The modern scenic parkway Natchez Trace Parkway runs directly through the park, the parkway was the main highway of the early 19th Century.
The park has a large range of services and amenities available for visitors. These include accommodation amenities such as cabins with firewood sales, laundry room, bath house and a dump station. An all purpose ball field, Boat launch ramp, disc golf, a meeting hall, picnic pavilion and tables, playground, rock climbing, seasonal swimming pool, moderate and difficult hiking trails, nature trails, bird watching and wildlife viewing.
Many different events are held at the park throughout the year. In January the Disc Golf tournament takes place. In March the Spring Disc Golf tournament is held. During April is the annual Hollis Long Memorial Dulcimer Festival. October has the annual Fall Fling for the youth at heart followed by the annual Fall Classic Disc Golf tournament then the annual Archie Lee Memorial Dulcimer festival.
The park has received many awards and recommendations. The park has been named as one of America's top 100 family campgrounds and received five Outdoor recreation awards. Received recognition for one of the top 25 canoeing spots, top 50 educational & Historical facilities, top 50 trails, top 50 scenic views, top 25 unique cabins and recognized and the best hiking destination by Mississippi Magazine.
The park is part of Tishomingo County which has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States, boasts clean air and water, top rated school system and world class port facilities with water connections to the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio River navigation system. There are over 7,000 acres of industrial buildings and parks, 50,000 acres of sparkling lakes and a resort area with marinas and state, local and federal parks.