Tishomingo State Park RV & Campground Guide
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!
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
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
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.
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.
There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Mississippi and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!
Frequently Asked Questions About Tishomingo State Park
Tishomingo State Park is a great place to visit any time of year. Activities such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, disc golf, and the compass course are enjoyable all year. Use of a swimming pool is available in the summer.
Summer days in the park are long, hot, and muggy, while winters are relatively short, windy, and cold. Spring is the wettest season.
Bird watchers flock to Tishomingo State Park to enjoy the avifauna, including vireos and warblers. A variety of waterfowl call the lake home. While on the trails, watch for deer and other wildlife.
Tishomingo State Park has 61 campsites available for RVs. Each campsite has direct access to the lake and features picnic tables, water and electric hookups, and grills. Reservations are recommended and accepted up to 24 months in advance.
Pets are welcome on the park’s trails and in the campground, though they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. No dogs are allowed in the cabins.
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