Tishomingo State Park RV & Campground Guide

Mississippi

Tishomingo State Park

in the foothills of the Appalachians in Mississippi is steeped in both history and scenery. Paleo Indians lived in the area as early as 7000 B.C. The park actually takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The Natchez Trace Parkway runs through the park, and massive rock formations and ferny rock crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi are on display here. 

Temperatures at the park stay mild most of the year - with an average high of 90F in the hottest summer months, and a low around 27F during the coldest. However, since it’s Mississippi, it can get quite humid and can feel hotter than it is!

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Weather
Spring 37 F – 79 F
Summer 62 F – 90 F
Fall 37 F – 84 F
Winter 27 F – 53 F
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Nearby Cities
Tishomingo, MS
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tishomingo State Park

Tishomingo State Park has 62 wooded RV campsites available right along the edge of Haynes Lake, so you can spend the day exploring and then sleep in comfort just a short ways away. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Piney Grove Campground

The Piney Grove Campground is on Bay Springs Lake, and is ideal for families or groups of people looking for plenty of water recreation.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wi-Fi: no
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: boat ramp, playground, laundry, fish cleaning stations, dump station, beach

Red Bay RV Park

Not far from the state park, and near downtown Red Bay with their shops and restaurants, Red Bay RV Park is clean and well-maintained without a whole lot of extras. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: none listed

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What to Do at
Tishomingo State Park

Inside Tishomingo State Park

There are lots of things to do inside the park. From hiking to swimming to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do inside the park: 

Swimming: The swimming pool overlooks Bear Creek near the cabins, and is one of the main draws for the park. The facility includes bathrooms and showers, and is fenced in. There is an admission fee and armbands are required. The pool costs $4 for children 3-12, and $6 for those over 13. 

Canoe float trip: Bear Creek winds through the park, and there is a guided 6.25 mile canoe float trip down the stream. Float by scenic sandstone bluffs, lush greenery, hardwood and pine trees, shoals, and Class 1 rapids. The trip costs $40, and everything you need is provided by the park - canoes, paddles, lifejackets, and transportation. 

Fishing: There is fishing available at Haynes Lake, a 45-acre freshwater lake. The lake stocks catfish, bream, and bass. A boat launch and parking are available, and a fishing license is required for everyone between 16-65. 

Disc golf course: There are three disc golf courses at the park. Each course consists of 18 holes, and they’re located in different areas of the park to take advantage of the varied, scenic terrain. You can rent discs at the park office, or purchase one of your own.

Compass course: Learn to use a compass and develop your navigational skills at the park’s compass course. It’s a five leg course that loops back to the point of beginning.

Outside Tishomingo State Park

From visiting the highest point in all of Mississippi to water sports to delicious food, you’re sure to find something to interest you near Tishomingo State Park!

Restaurants

T & M Country Kitchen

This eatery specializes in comfort food, right on Main Street in Tishomingo. The hand-patted hamburgers come highly recommended, and one reviewer called the gizzards “the best I’ve ever had.”

Type: Comfort food

Location: Tishomingo, MS

Viva La Casita

This restaurant has a friendly waitstaff, and freshly-made guacamole. You can order mild salsa...or go for the hot – really hot –salsa instead. The prices are reasonable and portions are large.

Type: Mexican

Location: Tishomingo, MS

Huddle House

This chain restaurant is mostly concentrated in the middle and south of the country. The diner serves up breakfast meals, burgers, dinner plates, and appetizers and desserts. A good, reliable meal.

Type: Diner

Location: Fulton, MS

Shopping

Covenant Creek Farm

Covenant Creek Farm is a goat farm, and is thus known for their products featuring goat’s milk. Their Quality Goat Milk Soap is their best-known product, and each bar is made by hand. You can also find body butters, beard oil, bug repellant, lip balm, and soaps in a variety of scents.

Location: Belmont, MS

Sightseeing

Woodall Mountain

Although it’s a scant 807 feet high, Woodall Mountain is the highest point in all of Mississippi. It was also the site of the Battle of Iuka during the Civil War. You can walk up a road to the top, where the Highpointers Club, which tries to visit and commemorate the highest point in each of the 50 states, has installed a bench. You can also sign your name to the summit register.

Location: Iuka, MS

Natchez Trace Parkway

Part of the Parkway goes through the park, and you can drive it for quite a ways on either side. In fact, the Parkway is 444 miles long and goes through three states. It follows the “Old Natchez Trace,” a travel corridor used by American Indians, European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and more. The scenery is beautiful, and people can hike, cycle, horseback ride, or drive the parkway, stopping at many points of history and nature along the way. 

Location: Tishomingo, MS and surrounding area

Bay Springs Lake

Bay Springs Lake is a reservoir on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. You can boat and fish on the lake, or learn more about the Bay Springs Lock & Dam nearby.

Location: Tishomingo, MS

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How to Get to
Tishomingo State Park

The park is at Milepost 304 along the Natchez Trace Parkway. If you’re headed northbound on MS Hwy 25, it’s 7 miles north of Belmont. If you’re southbound on MS Hwy 25, it’s 2 miles south of Tishomingo. The address is 105 C.R. 90, Tishomingo, MS. 

Entering Tishomingo State Park

There is an entrance fee of $4 per vehicle, plus $0.50 for each person over 6 people.

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